Plan Your Visit
Powell Gardens is open seven days a week, year-round and offers many opportunities to enjoy the Gardens. Inspiration Awaits.
|Gardens||Open 7 days a week||9 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Perennial Gifts||Open 7 days a week||9 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Café Thyme||Open 7 days a week (seasonal)||11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|reFresh in the Missouri Barn||Open Saturday & Sunday (seasonal)||11 a.m. -3 p.m.|
|Seniors | 60 & Better||$9||$10|
|Youth | 5 to 12||$4||$5|
|Children | 4 & Under||FREE||FREE|
Shopping & Dining
Located in Powell Gardens' Visitor Education Center, Café Thyme offers a seasonal menu of daily specials and handcrafted, made-to-order soups, salads and wraps.
reFresh in the Missouri Barn
A scenic outdoor eatery located in the Heartland Harvest Garden's Missouri Barn, reFresh offers cold drinks, garden-fresh treats and other light bites. Now offering build-your-own Picnic Paks.
Things to Know
Powell Gardens welcomes all guests to enjoy the Gardens at their leisure. In order to keep the Gardens beautiful for everyone,please observe these policies:
- Take a long walk on our beautiful grounds, but please do not walk in beds or planted areas and do not climb on stone walls.
- Enjoy a picnic! Bring your own or purchase picnic supplies at reFresh in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Please help keep our grounds free of debris by using trash receptacles provided.
- Please do not harvest fruits or vegetables or pick flowers.
- Please walk for your safety, children caught running will be put on weeding detail.
Thank you for respecting the gardens.
In order to protect the gardens and grounds, pets are not allowed unless otherwise specified. Service Animals are welcome at Powell Gardens. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
• Service Animals should remain on a leash at all times and may not be left unattended.
• Please clean up after your service animal and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.
Powell Gardens is a 970-acre facility, with 100 maintained acres, including groomed trails and paved walkways. Powell Gardens offers a number of options for visitors to access the Gardens.
The trolley runs an approximate 20 minute round-trip route around the perimeter of the Gardens. Stops are located at the Visitor Education Center, the Perennial Garden, the David T. Beals III Woodland & Stream Garden, the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel and the Missouri Barn in the Heartland Harvest Garden.
• October-March | Special events only
• April | Weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• May-August | Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• September: Weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wheelchairs are offered for checkout at the Visitor Education Center, free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis.
The transports visitors from the Visitor Education Center to the Missouri Barn in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Tram schedule varies, call 816-697-2600 for more information.
You are welcome to purchase wine or beer for your picnic at our gift shop, but please no outside alcohol on our grounds.
Powell Gardens is a smoke-free facility. There are no firearms or weapons of any kind allowed on the Powell Gardens grounds.
Powell Gardens accepts all major credit cards as well as cash and personal checks (with ID). Powell Gardens does not have an ATM on-site.
Active-duty and retired military personnel receive $2 off general admission year-round.
Blue Star Museums
Powell Gardens is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museum program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums and other attractions across America.
Through this program Powell Gardens offers active duty U.S. military personnel and up to five family members free general admission from Memorial Day (May 29) through Labor Day (September 4). This offer excludes festivals and other special events.
The program includes all active duty U.S. military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve members. U.S. Military ID must be presented to receive admission. Acceptable forms of ID include a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or DD form 1173-1 ID card.
The active duty member is not required to be present. A dependent family member who presents appropriate military ID is eligible for the offer.
Powell Gardens embraces most weather events and encourages visitors to experience the Gardens regardless of rain or snow. However, when weather becomes dangerous to our visitors, staff and volunteers, the Gardens may close. Powell Gardens uses the National Weather Service as a benchmark and takes into account the impact closing the Gardens will have on scheduled events and classes.
Weather events of concern:
• Winter Weather Advisory: Garden remains open.
• Winter Storm Warning: Garden closes
• Ice Storm Warning: Garden closes
• Heat Advisory: Garden remains open
• Tornado Watch: Garden remains open
• Tornado Warning: Visitors, staff and volunteers are moved to safe areas, the Visitor Education Center basement and the lower level of the Chapel.
• Lightning: Garden remains open, but everyone at the Garden is advised to take shelter.
In the even that Classes and events are canceled due to inclement weather, they will be rescheduled, if possible. Refunds will be given to those registered who were impacted and cannot attend the rescheduled opportunity.
Powell Gardens is a member of the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program. Members of participating gardens can show their membership card at the gate and receive free general admission. Excludes gardens within 90 miles of Powell Gardens.
Not a member? Join today and receive benefits at 300 gardens throughout the United States.
Powell Gardens is a beautiful location for photography and visitors are welcome to take photos and make memories. Individual, family, engagement and senior class portraits; and other photography or portraiture is allowed with regular garden admission. Please note:
Props, stands, luggage, rolling racks and tracks are not permitted.
Photographers are not allowed to block pathways or visitor access to any area of the Garden.
Photos must be taken from accessible pathways and lawn areas. Photographers are not allowed in the flower beds.