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.  


Raising Caterpillars at Home, 1-3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9

Learn how to raise and identify your own butterflies, about life cycles, predators and diseases that harm butterflies. Take home a caterpillar with everything you need to raise it to an adult butterfly. (Price includes Festival of Butterflies admission for one adult.)

$35/person, $27/members
Register by July 28.
Eric Perrette
Call Linda for late registration options at 816-697-2600 ext. 209.



Herbs and Spices from Around the World, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16

Make several herbal blends to take home to season foods, and learn about the healing properties of the plants. We will prepare a fresh herbal mixture also. Discover where each plant is grown in the world, how it is harvested, and how to use them in foods you cook every day. Recipes will be provided.

$39/person, $32/members
Register by August 11.
Lynn Soulier

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Build an Indoor Waterfall Fountain, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17

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Assemble a working waterfall fountain in a lightweight, 16-inch tall fiber-resin planter complete with pump, decorative rocks and maintenance instructions. Please indicate color choice of planter upon registration: Select from “charcoal,” “terra cotta,” or “bronze” coloration.

$79/person, $72/members 
Register by July 28.
Eric Jackson 

Call Linda for late registration options at 816-697-2600 ext. 209.



Basketry: Country Wastebasket, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

(Image not of actual basket)Weave a large basket measuring 6 by 11 inches and 12 inches tall. This is a woven-bottom basket with sturdy side handles each with a cutout of a house for easy grasping and carrying. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/members
Register by August 18.
Sandy McCormick
This class is full. Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to be placed on the waiting list. 

Putting Up Peach Preserves, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23


Preserve Missouri’s seasonal treats into luscious peach preserves. Tastes and samples included. Learn about Missouri peaches and water-bath canning basics. We will take a short walk to the Heartland Harvest Garden Peach Plaza while our preserves set. Take home one half-pint jar of peach preserves. 

$24/person, $17/members
Register by Aug 18.  
Caitlin Bailey
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Naturalists of the Night Astronomy: Treasures of the Triangle, 8-10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31

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We’ve got it all on this Sunday night event – crescents, craters, mountains and rings. Plus, all the treasures of the Summer Triangle including sapphire and gold Albireo and Ring Nebula will be in our scopes. Join us under Powell Gardens’ dark skies for astronomy programs led by friendly, knowledgeable amateur astronomers. 

$10/adult, $6/members, $6/child ages 5-12
(Every 4th registrant is free)
Register by August 29.
Grant Miller and ASKC
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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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