July

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
 

Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to RSVP.

 

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
Registration extended to July 22.
Kathy Schlesinger
 

For late registration, call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209.

 

 

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
Registration extended to July 22. 
Kathy Schlesinger
 

For late registration, call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209.

 

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
SOIL Collective
 

This session is canceled. 

  

  

 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, 5:30-7:30 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.
Robin Cook, founder of Nourish 2 Flourish
 

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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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