Adult Classes at Powell Gardens

Get ready to be inspired and to learn something new at Powell Gardens. Call 816-697-2600 x209 or follow the link by each listing to register online.  Many classes fill quickly, so sign up early to reserve your space. Registrations made after the posted registration deadline incur a $5 late fee.  

Jump to May Classes


Scents of the Garden, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19 

 This class focuses on the aromas of Powell Gardens blooming flowers, as well as essential oils. You’ll learn why spending time in the garden is so important to health and well-being. An introduction to the art of aromatherapy and the benefits of choosing natural plant essential oils will be presented. Take home your own blended essential oil.

$29/person, $24/Members
Register by April 14.
Lynn Soulier
This class is canceled.



Musical Solutions with Native Flutes, 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, April 25

 In this unique workshop, hear a presentation with Native American flutes and learn how healing this instrument can be. Experience musical solutions for common issues such as hypertension, depression and anxiety, and learn how music can help boost your immune system. Learn how different forms of music can bring enhance the mind-body connection for overall health. Begin the journey to inner well-being through musical solutions.

$25/person, $19/Members
Register by April 21.
Janalea Hoffmann 

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Learn To Play the Native Flute, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 25

Receive your own beautiful 6-hole Navajo Pine flute in the key of A, great for playing both indoors and out. Upon registration, select "bear," "eagle," "turtle," "wolf," or "buffalo" totem design. Learn to imitate nature sounds and play melodies. No prior music knowledge needed.

$79/person, $72/Members
($36/person, $29/Member if bringing own flute)
Register by April 21.
Janalea Hoffmann 

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Digital Photography in the Gardens, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, April 26

Learn to take sharp, digital images of flowers to print and frame or to post on your social media outlets and blogs. Bring a digital camera and any equipment that goes with it including spare batteries and a memory card capable of holding 100 or more images. (Continue learning from the instructor at various locations throughout the gardens. Dress for outdoor exploration and wear walking shoes. A list of additional items to consider bringing will be sent upon registration. 

$24/person, $19/Members
Register by April 21.
Janet Bonsall
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Tough-As-Nails Succulent Dish Garden, 2-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2

These tough, drought-tolerant plants can take the heat as well as thrive in containers. Learn about top succulent selections for our area and plant your own beautiful succulent garden in an 18-inch dish. Members of Powell Gardens are invited to stick around after class and shop at the Members Only portion of the Spring Plant Sale starting at 5 p.m. 

$47/project, $39/Members 
Register by April 21.
Caitlin Bailey, Sr. Gardener
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Water-Wise Gardening, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 3 

Learn about drought tolerant plants and cultural strategies to minimize the watering needs of your landscape. Discover how to take advantage of natural microclimates and put the right plant in the right place. This class includes a lecture and tour to observe some of these plants and ideas in practice. Participants should wear walking shoes, sunglasses, and sun block. 

$19/person, $14/Members 
Register by April 28.
Caitlin Bailey


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Going Native with Perennials, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3

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 Whether you want to add a few perennials to your beds or plant your whole front yard in perennials, natives are the way to go. Learn which do well in shade or sun and which are for moist or for dry areas. The class will continue at the Annual Spring Plant Sale, where you can learn while you shop for native perennials with the guidance of the instructor.

$17/person, $12/Member
Register by April 28.
Marie Frye
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Watercolor Workshop with Diren He, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10

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Learn how to analyze and simplify shapes and forms. Through a series of demos you will see ways to capture color temperature, control water and lead the brush. Use fresh flowers and photos as references or bring your own photos of flowers or gardens. A supply list will be mailed after registration. For beginning painters, supplies are available to borrow for an extra fee of $5; please request when registering.

 $69/person, $59/Members (add $5 for supplies to be furnished)
Register by May 5.
Diren He
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Powell Gardens takes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email after you complete your registration.

Four Easy Ways to Register

  1. Online: Sign in to our site and register online with the link included on each class listing. If you do not already have an account with us, create one here (New accounts are processed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.). MEMBERS: Log in to get your member discount! 
  2. By mail: Print and fill out the registration form for the classes you wish to take and mail the form with a check or money order made payable to Powell Gardens or fill out the credit card number if paying by VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments. Mail to Attn: Class Registration, Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061.
  3. By fax: Fill out the registration form, complete the payment section with a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER card number, and fax completed form to 816-697-2619. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments.
  4. By telephone:  Call 816-697-2600 x209. Payment may be made using a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER number. Please have all information on hand when you call. Members need to have your Member ID on hand.  Member ID numbers are located on the back of your membership card.

 Refund policy: A 100 percent refund will be given if the request is made 24 hours before the registration deadline. No refunds will be made after the class takes place or after the enrollment deadline. However, in most instances, your fees can be applied to a future class.


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