May

 

Herb-Infused Vinegars, Oils & Butters, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 28

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Using herbs, fruits and more, 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 accentuate your cooking in new ways. Taste several infusions and leave with a sample, recipes and preparation suggestions.

$35/person, $27/member
Register by May 23.
Christine Shuck
 
This class is full.

  

  

Art of the Altered Page, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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Create art by upcycling old books incorporating doodling, Zentangle, found words and more to create a piece suitable for framing or use in decoupage.

$35/person, $27/member
Register by May 23.
Christine Shuck
  

This class is canceled.

 

  

 June

Lawn Edging Made Easy, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4

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Learn to create and maintain natural dirt edging around trees and flower beds. You will receive the Gourmet Yardener’s manual complete with directions and illustrations. Bring a pair of work gloves and dress for light yard work to participate in the hands-on training portion, if desired.

$37/person, $30/member
Register by May 31
Will Hodge
 
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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 4

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Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring trimming shears. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by May 23
Meghan Rowswell
 
This session is canceled.

 

  

 Super Succulent Wreath, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 4

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Plant a succulent wreath using an 11- inch-square form with guidance from a seasoned succulent expert. Learn to care for your living wreath and discover new favorite succulent varities. Bring gloves, wear closed toed shoes and prepare for some creative fun.

$44/project, $39/member
Register by May 29
Caitlin Bailey
 
Space is limited please call 816-697-2600 ext. 209 or email lburton@powellgardens.org

 

 

 Astronomy: Planets Around Us, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, June 11

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 Join amateur astronomer James Miller under Powell Gardens’ beautiful dark skies. It’s a celestial trip around our solar neighborhood! Observe planets and satellites in our solar system and discover the latest information about near space.

$10/adult, $6/member, $6/chlid (ages 5-12)
Register by June 9
James Miller
 
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Learn to Play the Native Flute, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 17

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Learn to play your own beautiful 6-hole Navajo Pine flute in the key of A. After class, you can upgrade your flute to a different wood or size flute (prices may vary). Learn to imitate nature sounds and play melodies. No prior music knowledge necessary.

$79/person, $72/member ($36/person, $29/member if bringing own flute)
Register by June 13
Janalea Hoffman
 
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Healing Properties of Essential Oils, 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, June 17

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Learn how the chemical properties of essential oils help with overall wellness and in treating certain ailments. Samples are included. Take home a bottle of essential oil-based hand sanitizer (recipe included).

$29/person, $24/member
Register by June 13
Janalea Hoffman
 
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Tangle a Pendant and Bookmark, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 18

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Come tangle a pendant and a bookmark in this class. Take your favorite Zentangle design, add color if desired and add it to a glass pendant. You will leave with the knowledge and pattern ideas to make more of each. Great for gift giving!

$35/person, $27/member
Register by June 13
Christine Shuck
 
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Honeybee Keeping 201, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 25

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Learn how to install bees, use a bee smoker and maintain the hive. Discover the proper way to inspect a hive and how to identify and treat common diseases. Find out how to extract honey and how to store it. We will take a half-hour lunch break.

$24/person, $20/member
Register by June 20
Hal Reidler
 
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Basketry: Pegasus, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25

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The Pegasus is an 8-inch-tall basket with a 5-inch round, wooden base complete with wooden swing handles. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by June 20
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is sold out.

  

 

Tree Walk: Union Cemetery, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 26

(Image not of actual basket)Union Cemetery dates back to 1849 and is an unexpected greenspace of spectacular trees with a backdrop of high rises at Crown Center and downtown to the north. Meet at the main entrance of Union Cemetery and dress accordingly for walking about 1 mile. (Port-a-potties on site.)

$7/person, free/member
Register by June 23
Alan Branhagen
 
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 July

Watercolor Workshop with Diren He, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9

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Using fresh flowers and your own photos of gardens, you will learn 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, $60/member (add $5 for supplies to be furnished)
Register by July 5.
Diren He
 
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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 9

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 Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring trimming shears. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by June 27
Meghan Rowswell
 
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Astronomy: The Milky Way Galaxy, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 9

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Join amateur astronomer James Miller under Powell Gardens’ beautiful dark skies. Take a home tour of our own galaxy from our side of the galaxy to the other. Our sun and solar system are a mere speck of all there is to observe!

$10/adult, $6/member, $6/chlid (ages 5-12)
Register by July 7
James Miller
 
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Healing Power of Nature Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 15

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Discover the healing qualities of essential oils, common weeds and more. The program is approved for 5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) valid in both Kansas and Missouri by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.

$59/person, $52/member (Add $10 to receive 5 CEUs)
Register by July 11
Janalea Hoffman
 
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Tangled River Rock, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 16

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Learn how Zentangle can help you focus, expand artistic abilities you didn’t know you had, and create beautiful art in the process. Use a new Zentangle pattern to create a unique Zentangle-inspired river rock.

$35/person, $27/member
Register by July 11
Christine Shuck
 
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Culinary Class: Cooking from the Gardens, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 22

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 Join us for a new series of culinary classes focusing on cooking from the garden. Each session will feature a local chef who will demonstrate how to use fresh produce from the Heartland Harvest Garden to create tasty dishes. Come hungry as there will be lots of sampling.

$74/person, $65/member
Register by July 15
Craig Jones, Owner Savory Addictions
 
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Basketry: Ides Revisited, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23

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Craft a bowl-shaped, 7-inch-tall basket with a 6-inch round wooden base. Space dyed (multi-colored) reeds add lots of color. Bring a sack lunch or snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by July 18
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is sold out.

 

 

Annual Butterfly Count, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30

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This event includes a morning and afternoon portion. At 9 a.m. participants will be divided into guided groups for the morning count. At 1 p.m. there will be a 4-hour hike on the 3.25-mile Byron Shutz Nature Trail. Attend either or both parts. Wear sun protection and hiking shoes, and bring a water bottle. Call Linda to RSVP at 816-697-2600 ext. 209.

Garden admission plus $3/participant
Register by July 27
Alan Branhagen
 

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Introduction to Bonsai: Lecture & Learn, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31

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New to bonsai or want to learn more? Using a PowerPoint presentation we will review all the key aspects of this ancient art:  the origins, basic techniques, horticultural needs, Japanese styles and seasonal care. We will conclude with different tree species (picture examples).

$19/person, $12/member
Register by July 18.
Kathy Schlesinger
 

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Introduction to Bonsai: Guided Practice, 1:15-4 p.m. Sunday, July 31

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Begin with a wiring exercise, soil and pruning discussion, and explore creating the basic styles. Learn how to evaluate and choose nursery stock using plant material. The workshop concludes with after-care, bonsai pots and questions/answers. Plant material may be available to purchase for an extra fee. (The Lecture & Learn session is a prerequisite for this session.)

$39/person, $32/member
Register by July 18.
Kathy Schlesinger
 

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Culinary Class: Cooking from the Gardens, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Date Change) Saturday, July 30

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Join us for a new series of culinary classes focusing on cooking from the garden. Each session will feature a local chef who will demonstrate how to use fresh produce from the Heartland Harvest Garden to create tasty dishes. Come hungry as there will be lots of sampling.

$74/person, $65/member
Register by July 22
Rick Mullins, Mickey Priolo and Calvin Davis, co-founders of SOIL Collective
 
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 August

Culinary Class: Cooking from the Gardens, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19

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Join us for a new series of culinary classes focusing on cooking from the garden. Each session will feature a local chef who will demonstrate how to use fresh produce from the Heartland Harvest Garden to create tasty dishes. Come hungry as there will be lots of sampling.

$74/person, $65/member
Register by Aug. 12
Executive Chef John Smith
 

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Watercolor Workshop: Butterflies & Flowers, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20

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Watercolor is a wonderful medium for capturing the beauty of flowers and butterflies. Be inspired by the tropical butterflies in the conservatory and the native butterflies in the Gardens. Learn to execute washes, blend color and create gradations. You will receive a supply list after registering.

$45/person, $39/member
Register by Aug. 15
Ellie Behrmann
 
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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 20

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Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring trimming shears. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by Aug. 8
Meghan Rowswell
 
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Healing Herbs from the Garden to the Kitchen, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20

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Discover how to fortify your diet by cooking with herbs. Take a walk in the garden to identify and harvest culinary herbs, and return to the kitchen to taste samples of healing food.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by Aug. 15
Regina Compernolle
 
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Cherokee Star Basket, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

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Weave a 12-inch-diameter, 5-inch-tall Cherokee Star bread basket. Previous weaving experience is helpful. Dress to work with dyed reeds, and bring a flat screw driver, spritz bottle, ruler and an old towel. Also pack a sack lunch, as the class will not break for lunch.

$52/person, $44/member
Register by Aug. 22
Cathy Sylvester
 

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Tangled Butterflies, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

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Create six different butterflies using the zentangle drawing method. This class includes a PowerPoint presentation, handout, materials for hands-on practice and step-by-step instructions for several tangle patterns.

$35/person, $27/member
Register by Aug. 22
Christine Shuck
 
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Astronomy: The Andromeda Galaxy, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

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Join amateur astronomer James Miller under Powell Gardens’ beautiful dark skies.  At 2.5 million light years from earth, the Andromeda Galaxy is our closest galactic neighbor … and it’s getting closer! Come view our sister galaxy and learn all about merges, collisions and accretion.

$10/adult, $6/member, $6/chlid (ages 5-12)
Register by Aug. 25
James Miller
 

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Tiered Herb Drying Rack, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

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Air drying herbs is the easiest and least expensive way to dry fresh herbs for use later. Come build a tiered drying rack for herb drying at home. Learn about different herbs, their uses and how to dry them for use in cooking.

$44/project, $39/member
Register by Aug. 15
Stephanie Kemp
 

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Tree Walk: Elmwood Cemetery, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

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Elmwood Cemetery, opened in 1872, encompasses 43 acres in the heart of Kansas City. Champion saucer magnolia, cucumbertree magnolia, southern catalpa and an amazing collection of mature trees are set among historic graves. Meet inside the entrance of the cemetery (outhouse facilities are available). Dress accordingly for walking about 2 miles.

$7/person, free/member
Register by Aug. 25
Alan Branhagen
 

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Culinary Class: Cooking from the Gardens, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

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Join us for a new series of culinary classes focusing on cooking from the garden. Each session will feature a local chef who will demonstrate how to use fresh produce from the Heartland Harvest Garden to create tasty dishes. Come hungry as there will be lots of sampling.

$74/person, $65/member
Register by Aug. 19.
Joe West, Executive Chef/Co-Owner Kusshi
 

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Coming in September

Bent Willow Furniture Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

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Join Master Furniture Builder Bim Willow and learn how to build a bent-willow heirloom. All project materials provided, but bring a hammer, pruning shears and work gloves. You will need an appropriately sized vehicle to take your project home.

Pick One Upon Registration:
Bent Willow Loveseat (46”x50”x28” tall) $369/person, $354 member
Bent Willow Chair (46”x32”x28” tall) $264/person, $249/member
Sassy Chair (50" x 25" x 25") $224/person, $210/member
One-Shelf Potting Bench (60" x 40" x 24") $229/person, $219/member
Sweet Pea Tripod Trellis (60-72" tall) $49/person, $42/member
Plant Stand (25”x12”x18” tall) $59/person, $52/member
Register by Aug. 22.
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Registration

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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