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.  

October Classes

November and December Classes

 September

Floral Photography, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 12

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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. 7.
DW Johnson
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 19

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Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (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 Sept. 8.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Basketry: Glory of Autumn, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

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Create a large 8-inch-deep, 8- by 10-inch basket with a woven bottom and sturdy wooden handle. A splash of autumn-colored reeds and silk leaf adornments completes the Glory of Autumn basket. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.(The basket pictured is not the actual project.)

$52/person, $47/member
Register by Sept. 14.
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is sold out.

 

Concrete Leaf Sculpture, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, and 9-10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21

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During this class you will learn how to cast and preserve a beautiful leaf sculpture. Leaves will be provided for class. On day two, you will clean up the edges of your leaf casting. Instructions for painting your finished leaf at home will be demonstrated in class. All materials will be provided. Please bring a dust mask and rubber gloves and dress for working with wet cement.

$54/person, $47/member
Register by Sept.14.
Kellyn Register
 

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Bent Willow Furniture Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 

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Join Master Furniture Builder Bim Willow and learn how to build a bent willow heirloom. Choose your project when you register. Each project is priced separately and estimated completion times vary per project. 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. Register by Sept. 7.

Pick One: Bent Willow Loveseat , $369/person, $354 member; Bent Willow Chair, $264/person, $249/member; Garden Bench, $110/person, $96/member; End Table, $69/person, $54/member; Two 60" Trellises $74/person, $59/member
 

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Conifers: Session I (Basics), 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

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Learn the basics of conifer cultivation in our region, including preferred soils, light requirements and maintenance tips. Junipers, yews, arborvitae, spruces and pines will be discussed, followed by a walk through Powell Gardens’ conifer garden. This is a three-part class. You may attend any part. Register for all three and receive a discount.

 $19/person, $12/member
(Register for all three $45/person, $25/member)
Register by Sept. 23. 
Alan Branhagen
 
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Conifers: Session II (Intermediate), 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

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Learn the intermediate essentials of cultivating conifers in our region with discussion of their use in the landscape and in containers followed by a guided walk through Powell Gardens’ conifer garden and landscape. This is a three-part class. You may attend any part. Register for all three and receive a discount.

$19/person, $12/member
(Register for all three $45/person, $25/member)
Register by Sept. 23. 
Alan Branhagen
 
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Conifers: Session III (Advanced), 1:30-3:30 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 27

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Learn about conifer companion plantings and some of our rare and challenging conifers in a landscape created by Marvin Snyder, past president of the American Conifer Society. Directions will be provided upon registration. This is a three-part class. You may attend any part. Register for all three and receive a discount.

$19/person, $12/member
(Register for all three $45/person, $25/member)
Register by Sept. 23. 
Alan Branhagen
 
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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

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Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (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 Sept. 14.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Super-Moon Total-Lunar Eclipse, 6:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27

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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. 

$10/Adult, $6/members, $6/child ages 5-12(Every fourth registrant is free.)
Register by Sept. 24.
Grant Miller and ASKC
 
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 October

Beekeeping 301: Seasonal Management, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

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Learn month-by-month beekeeping management including hive inspection and maintenance, checking for food stores, feeding bees in the winter and spring build up feeding and medication. Discover the ins and outs of the fall honey harvest, the importance of journal entries and the proper set up of the hive in the apiary. (A half-hour lunch break is included.)

$25/person, $20/member
Register by Sept. 28.
Hal Reidler
 

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Geocaching in the Gardens, 2-4- p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4

geocaching Join us on a high-tech treasure hunt. Bring your own GPS-capable device or smartphone or take a turn using one of our devices. We will be walking much of the Gardens on paved and unpaved paths to track down the cache. Sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are a must.

Free with paid Gardens admission
RSVP by Sept. 28.
Eric Jackson
 

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Watercolor with Diren He, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

(Image not of actual basket)Practice techniques to capture color temperature, control water and lead the brush. Use fresh flowers or bring your own photos of flowers or gardens. A supply list will be mailed after registration. Beginning painters can borrow supplies for an extra fee of $5; please request when registering.

$69/person, $60/member
(Add $5 to borrow supplies)
Register by Oct. 5.
Diren He
 

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Creepy Crawly Cuisine, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

geocaching Join us as we take a look at the practice of eating insects around the world and taste test treats as we go. This is a beginning level class for the adventurous eater. You will leave with recipes to try at home. (You may purchase a half dozen Chocolate “Chirp” cricket flour cookies to take home for an additional $3/half dozen.)

$15/person, $8/member
(Add $3 per half-dozen of cricket flour cookies)
Register by Sept. 28.
Stephanie Kemp
 

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Herbal Home Remedies, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

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Learn to use poultices, compresses, soups and salves for overall good health and discover ways to preserve wild and cultivated herbs for future use. We'll take a short walk to identify and harvest herbs and make a healing salve from collected herbs. Hands-on demonstrations, samples and handouts included.

$47/person, $39/member
Register by Oct. 5.
Regina Compernolle
 

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Zentangle: Coasters, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 24

geocaching Featured Pianos on Parade artist Christine Shuck shares her love and technique of Zentangle in this special gift-making class. Tangle your favorite designs onto tiles you can display, use as coasters or give as gifts. Make four tiles with Zentangle designs complete with a felt backing and sealant.

$47/person, $39/member
Register by Oct. 19.
Christine Shuck
 

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Native and Garden Seed Collecting, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 24

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Learn the basics of collecting, storing and starting both native plants and hard-to-find garden perennials. You will harvest seeds (weather permitting) and prep seeds for germination. Take home seeds to start for spring plus a lot of useful information. A portion of this class is outdoors so wear walking shoes and bring sunblock.

$22/person, $15/member
Register by Oct. 19.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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Pumpkin-Inspired Food and Drink, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

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Learn how to make festive pumpkin treats and drinks. Sample pumpkin waffles, cinnamon-and-sugar-spiced pumpkin seeds, pull-apart cinnamon-sugar pumpkin bread, pumpkin-spice sugar scrub and pumpkin vodka. Recipes will be included. You will create pumpkin vodka and a sugar scrub to take home.

 $49/person, $42/member
Register by Oct. 19.
Christine Shuck
 

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Basketry: Colonial Basket, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

(Image not of actual basket)Craft a round, twined-bottom basket  that is 12 inches across and 8 inches deep. A wooden “D” handle and a wide, center strip ideal for painting complete the basket. Examples of colonial-themed painting motifs will be shown, but the class does not include painting. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$52/person, $47/member
Register by Oct. 26.
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is sold out.

 

 November and December

Watercolor Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

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Learn to paint landscapes, trees, water and skies. No drawing is necessary. There will be demonstrations and individual attention. We will use washes, wet into wet, dry brush and more. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

$45/person, $37/member
Register by Nov. 2.
Ellie Behrmann
 

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Give Gifts, Grow Herbs, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 7

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Learn techniques for making a variety of herb-based crafts for your own use or to give as unique garden gifts. You will make a lavender eye mask to take home. Plus you will receive a handout with detailed instructions on all craft projects profiled.

$44/person, $37/member
Register by Nov. 2.
Christine Shuck
 

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Bird Feeder Wreath, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 7

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Make and take your own bird feeder wreath using seed heads and dried fruit. This festive, fall arrangement will look great and feed the birds too. Leave with the know-how to replenish your wreath with treats for your feathered friends.

$24/person, $17/member
Register by Nov. 2.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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Infused Libations, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

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Delight your friends and family with unique tastes and flavors! Learn how to make your own infused libations for a fraction of the cost of store bought. Taste test hand-crafted limoncello and spiced-pear vodka. In class you will start your own ’cello to infuse at home.

$57person, $49/member
Register by Nov. 2.
Christine Shuck
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 14

geocaching

Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (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 Nov. 2
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Shaker Tape Tote Basket, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

geocaching Join Cathy Sylvester of Tanglewood Baskets to weave a square-cornered, Shaker-style basket. You will receive instructions on how to finish your basket with a liner at home. This project uses dyed reeds, so dress accordingly. Bring a flat screw driver, a spritz bottle, a ruler and an old towel. Also bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$54/person, $49/member
Register by Nov. 16.
Cathy Sylvester
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22

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Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (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 Nov. 9.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 5

geocaching

Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (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 Nov. 23.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Succulent Tree for the Holidays, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

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Plant a 14-inch-tall, cone-shaped tree form covered with fun and festive succulents to take home. Attendees will also learn how to care for their living creation to enjoy for seasons to come.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Nov. 23.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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Savory Soups Made Easy, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 12

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As the days shorten, everyone needs the little pick-me-up comfort foods provide! Taste test two homemade, winter soups designed to warm you inside and out and leave with four tasty soup recipes to prepare at home. Come see how easy soup making can be and enjoy the taste of homemade comfort.

$44/person, $37/member
Register by Dec. 7.
Christine Shuck
 

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Zentangle: Ornaments, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

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Featured Pianos on Parade artist Christine Shuck will guide you through the art form of Zentangle while you create tangled ornaments just in time for Christmas decorating. Participants will receive supplies and instructions for making several unique ornaments from paper and blown glass.

$47/person, $39/member
Register by Dec. 7.
Christine Shuck
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13

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Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (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 Nov. 30.
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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