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.
Watercolor Workshop: Flowers & Butterflies, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28
Using fresh flowers, photos and preserved butterflies, learn to use watercolors to capture color temperature, control water and lead the brush. 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/member (Add $5 for supplies to be furnished)Register by March 23.Diren He Call Linda for late registration options at 816-697-2600 ext. 209.
Growing Asparagus, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 28
Come learn the proper techniques and conditions for growing your own healthy crop of asparagus. Planting and care tips are included. Take home six asparagus crowns, including a purple variety, and the knowledge you need for a successful asparagus patch.
$34/person, $27/memberRegister by March 16.Caitlin Bailey
Call Linda for late registration options at 816-697-2600 ext. 209.
Basketry: Apples & Bows Basket, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28
Come make a delicious basket featuring red apples and green bow accents around the outside edge. This large basket is set on a 12-inch wooden, oval base and stands 10 inches deep plus a handle. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.
$54/person, $49/memberRegister by March 23.Sandy McCormick This class is full.
Monster Terrarium, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 11
Plant and learn to care for your own carnivorous “monster” terrarium. Materials provided include potting media, jars, plants and some decorative elements. Bring your own bobbles and trinkets to jazz up your creation. Figurines in the 1- to 3-inch-tall range will work great. Gardening gloves are recommended.
$49/person, $42/memberRegister by April 6.Caitlin Bailey See more details and register.
Pastels Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (DATE CHANGE) Saturday, April 11
Pastels were a favorite media of the masters like Degas. Come learn how to use this medium through demonstrations and individual instruction. Soft pastels (not oil pastels) will be used in this class. All levels of experience from beginner to expert are welcome. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
$44/person, $37/memberRegister by April 6.Ellie Behrmann See more details and register.
Medicinal Uses of Herbs, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18
Discover which “weeds” in your yard are edible and medicinal. Learn how to preserve collected herbs and how to use poultices, compresses, tinctures and teas for overall good health. We'll take a short walk to identify and gather herbs and make a healing salve from our harvest. Hands-on demonstrations, samples and handouts included.
$39/person, $34/memberRegister by April 13.Regina Compernolle See more details and register.
Tree Walk: Mount Washington Cemetery, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 (Sponsored By Powell Gardens and Grow Native!)
Mount Washington Cemetery dates to 1900 and lies on loess covered hills near the Missouri River supporting one of the richest diversity of trees in the region. (No facilities are provided. There is a gas station nearby on Winner Road just east of I-435.) This is NOT at Powell Gardens. Meet at the main entrance of Mount Washington Cemetery at 614 S. Brookside Ave., Independence, Missouri. Dress accordingly for walking about 2 miles. You must register/RSVP to attend.
Free/Powell Gardens, Missouri Prairie Foundation, and Grow Native! members.$5/non-membersRegister by April 15. Alan Branhagen
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Kefir: Culture and Use, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25
Have you heard of kefir and wondered how it is cultured and how it works? Come learn techniques for culturing milk kefir and taste test a kefir smoothie. Plus, you will take home your own kefir grains to culture. Health benefits and recipes that include uses for kefir cheese and whey will be included.
$39/person, $34/memberRegister by April 20.Christine Shuck See more details and register.
Basketry: Flag Basket, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 25
Whether you display the flag basket during Memorial Day or Independence Day or all year long, it’s the perfect size for hanging on a door, setting on a mantle or displaying on a shelf. It measures 7 inches long by 2 inches deep and stands 5 inches tall. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.
$34/person, $27/memberRegister by April 20.Sandy McCormick This class is full.
Plant an Herb Container, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25
Plant your own 18-inch container garden with a selection of annual and perennial herbs that will supply savory flavors for your cooking pleasure. You will also learn about caring for your herb planter and how to use herbs. Weather permitting, we will tour the herb plantings of the Heartland Harvest Garden.
$44/person, $37/memberRegister by April 13.Caitlin Bailey See more details and register. May
Herb-Infused Vinegars, Oils & Butters, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 2
Using herbs, fruits and more, you will learn how to make flavorful infusions and how to use them in recipes. Learn about the fresh herbs you can grow, harvest and use to accent your cooking in new ways. Taste several infusions and leave with a sample, recipes and preparation suggestions.
$35/person, $29/memberRegister by April 27.Christine Shuck See more details and register.
Save The Date!
Super-Moon Total-Lunar Eclipse, 6:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27
Two great astronomical events converge into one spectacular evening — a large, super moon and a total lunar eclipse. Either of these events is breathtaking viewed singularlyImagine how special it will be to see both in one evening! Powell Gardens is perfectly located to enjoy this natural sky show of celestial mechanics. This is the last eclipse of the recent ‘tetrad’ of lunar eclipses.
Each session$10/Adult, $6/members, $6/child ages 5-12(Every fourth registrant is free.)Register by Sept. 24.Grant Miller and ASKC See more details and register.
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
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.