Apple Courtyard in the Heartland Harvest Garden


Here We Come A-Wassailing! 

Join us at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017, as we wassail the orchards of the Heartland Harvest Garden. Wassail, which comes from the Anglo-Saxon greeting “wes hal” means “be of good health” and is perhaps best known as a wintertime drink of hard cider or ale and spices.

The tradition of “wassailing” to encourage a productive apple harvest dates back at least to the 1500s. Learn a bit more about this tradition as we sing to the health of the apple trees, scare away the evil spirits and imbibe some “ole recipe wassail” — all with a goal of ensuring a more productive harvest.


The evening starts with a brief explanation of wassailing, followed by a parade out to the Apple Spiral in the Heartland Harvest Garden to wassail the trees. After the outdoor festivities, we will return to the warmth of the roaring fireplaces in the Grand Hall for a country dinner featuring Heartland Harvest Garden produce and traditional wassail.



The Menu 


Featuring produce from the Heartland Harvest Garden—the nation's largest edible landscape! Menu is subject to change. 


Hors d'Oeuvres

Crostini with Goat Cheese and Fig, Landjaeger Sausage 


First Course

Creamed Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Gratin and Chive Crème Fraîche

Assorted Breads 


Main Course

Roast Pig 

Native Missouri Chanterelle and Oyster Mushroom Lasagna Layered with Swiss Chard, Kale and Bechamel Sauce 

Pan-seared Yard Long Beans with Roasted Red Peppers and Five-Spice Pecans 

Barley and Quinoa Stuffed Seminole Pumpkin with Cranberries and Hardy Orange 

Chunky Chai Applesauce 

Kohlrabi Kraut, Sauerkraut and Assorted Pickles 



Maple/Cardamom Sponge Cake and Missouri Paw Paw Mousse 




Special thanks to Ibis Bakery for providing the bread for our 2017 Wassailing Celebration and Dinner.





Reserve Your Seats

Prepaid reservations are required:

  • $100/person or $75/member
  • King's Table seating (limited): $150/person

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Sing to the health of the apple trees, imbibe some "ole recipe wassail" and enjoy a winter feast at Powell Gardens!
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.


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