October

Floral Photography, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 1

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Discover techniques to turn your average images into spectacular shots. Learn to use composition and lighting for stunning images in both black and white  and color. This workshop includes both in class work and hands-on training in the field. Students need a 35mm SLR camera with full manual settings (film or digital).

$42/person, $35/member
Register by Sept. 26.
DW Johnson
 

This class is canceled.

  

Festive Fall Luminary Gourd, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 1

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Prepare and decorate your own gourd luminary with a variety of crafting techniques. Decorated gourds make great gifts so you may want to make a second for a friend. (Specify number of gourds upon registration.) Closed-toe shoes and work bring gloves are recommended.

$32/project, $25/member (Decorate a second gourd for $15.)
Register by Sept. 26.
Caitlin Bailey
 

This class is canceled.

 

Native Plant School: Native Edibles in the Garden Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

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Discover the incredible variety of native edible plants in our region, what each provides and how they fit into and enliven a beautiful landscape. If you are concerned about creating a healthy, sustainable landscape for yourself, your community, future generations and all of nature, then come network with likeminded gardeners and be enriched through lecture, presentation and guided tours. This class is ideal for homeowners and landscape professionals. 

$74/person, $65/member (Specify vegetarian or vegan lunch if desired.)
Register by Sept. 26.
Alan Branhagen, Dr. Linda Hezel, Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall & Garden staff
 

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Herbal Tea Tasting, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

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Discover the properties of a variety of healing herbs while sipping tea. Learn about preparing, growing, wild harvesting and preserving herbs for tea. Sample single herbs and make a blend tailored to the season and your own personal needs and palate. Leave with a blend of your own making inspired by what you learn in class.

$32/person, $25/member
Register by Oct. 3.
Regina Compernolle
 
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Bulbs Workshop: Beyond the Basics, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 22

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Start with the botany of bulbs, corms, roots and rhizomes, and learn how and when to plant each. Hands-on experience dividing bulbs and starting bulbs from seed included. Plus, take home three or more bulbs from each of 10 varieties including Schubert’s onion!

$57/person, $49/member
Register by Oct. 10.
Caitlin Bailey
 
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Basketry: Falling Leaves, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

(Image not of actual basket)

Weave a 6 ½-inch-deep, 6- by 9 ½-inch basket with a woven bottom and sturdy wooden handle. An embellishment of autumn-colored beads completes the Falling Leaves basket.  Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Oct. 17.
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is full. Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to be placed on a waiting list.

 

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23

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Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your own arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. (You will borrow a vase and pin frog to use in class.) Leave with fresh flowers for practice at home. Bring trimming shears.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by Oct. 17.
Meghan Rowswell
 
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Watercolor Workshop with Diren He, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

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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 Oct. 24.
Diren He
 
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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 29

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Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your own arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. (You will borrow a vase and pin frog to use in class.) Leave with fresh flowers for practice at home. Bring trimming shears.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by Oct. 24.
Meghan Rowswell
 
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November & December

Learn to Play the Native Flute, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

geocaching 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 Nov. 1.
Janalea Hoffman
 
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Native Plant School: Midwestern Native Shade and Evergreen Trees, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 5

geocaching Horticulture Director Alan Branhagen leads this class, which is part of the Native Plant School series. Learn about the best shade and evergreen trees, and how they help create healthy and sustainable landscapes.

$35/person, $25/member 
Register by Oct. 31.
Alan Branhagen
 
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Healing Properties of Essential Oils, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

geocaching 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 Nov. 1.
Janalea Hoffman
 
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Cornhusk Doll Making, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 12

geocaching Decorate your table with a beautiful, old-fashioned cornhusk doll that you make! You will make your doll from scratch and then dress her with natural items.

$27/person, $22/member
Register by Nov. 7.
Stephanie Kemp
 
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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 12

geocaching Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your own arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. (You will borrow a vase and pin frog to use in class.) Leave with fresh flowers for practice at home. Bring trimming shears.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by Nov. 7.
Meghan Rowswell
 
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Air Plant Terrarium, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 19

(Image not of actual basket) Learn about and select from a variety of air plants and other materials to create your own terrarium. All materials included, but you can bring additional adornments, like drift wood and shells if desired.

$45/project, $39/member
Register by Nov. 14.
Caitlin Bailey
 
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Basketry: Cup of Java,10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

(Image not of actual basket)Craft a round, coffee-mug shaped basket with a leather handle. This perky basket is 7 inches deep and is 7 inches in diameter – the perfect size to fill with coffee-themed treats to give as a gift or to hold your favorite sweetener packets. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$44/person, $37/member
Register by Nov. 14.
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is full. Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to be placed on a waiting list.

   

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20

geocaching Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your own arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. (You will borrow a vase and pin frog to use in class.) Leave with fresh flowers for practice at home. Bring trimming shears.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by Nov. 14.
Meghan Rowswell
 
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Holiday Gourd Luminary, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 3

geocaching Prepare and decorate your own holiday gourd luminary using various crafting techniques. Decorated gourds make great gifts so you may want to make a second for a friend. (Specify number of gourds upon registration.) Closed-toe shoes and work gloves recommended.

$32/project, $25/member
(Decorate a second gourd for $15.)
Register by Nov. 28.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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Hearth Basket, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

(Image not of actual basket) Weave this striking and functional hearth basket measuring 13- by 8-inches and 14-inches tall with a sturdy, wooden handle. Learn how to embellish the basket handle and rim. Please bring a flat screw driver, an old towel, and a sack lunch as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Nov. 28.
Cathy Sylvester
  

This class is full. Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 10

geocaching Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your own arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. (You will borrow a vase and pin frog to use in class.) Leave with fresh flowers for practice at home. Bring trimming shears.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by Dec. 5.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18

geocaching Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your own arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. (You will borrow a vase and pin frog to use in class.) Leave with fresh flowers for practice at home. Bring trimming shears.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by Dec. 12.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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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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