August

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon (NEW: Date Change) Saturday, Aug. 27

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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
 

Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209. for late registration options.

    

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
 

This class is full call 816-697-2600 ext. 209 if you would like sign up for 9/3/16 class.

   

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
 
This class is canceled.

  

 

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
 

This class is canceled. 

 

   

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
 

This class is canceled.

   

  

 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. 

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 Sept. 2. More details. 

 

Monarch Mania: Tagging Event, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

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Learn how to catch, tag and release Monarch butterflies as a part of Monarch Watch’s ongoing research. The weather must be more than 55F with no rain. Nets will be available if you do not have your own.

Gardens admission applies. (RSVP to Linda.)
Register by Sept. 7.
Stephanie Kemp
  

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Learn to Play the Native Flute, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16

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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 Sept. 13.
Janalea Hoffman


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Healing Properties of Essential Oils, 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16

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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 Sept. 13.
Janalea Hoffman
  

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

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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 Sept. 12.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 24

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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 Sept. 19.
Meghan Rowswell
  

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Watercolor Workshop: Fall into Color, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (DATE CHANGE) Saturday, Oct. 1

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Celebrate the fall season through watercolor. Learn to paint a Midwest autumn landscape, full of trees of amber, gold, viridian, crimson along with a sky of cool blues and a lovely vista. All levels welcome. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

$47/person, $42/member
Register by Sept. 26.
Ellie Behrmann
 

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Basketry: Little Market, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

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Weave a 6-inch-deep, 6- by 8-inch basket with a woven bottom and sturdy wooden handle. A splash of autumn-colored reeds dresses the Little Market basket. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$44/person, $37/member
Register by Sept. 19.
Sandy McCormick
 

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

 


Beekeeping 301: Seasonal Management, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

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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. 19.
Hal Reidler
  

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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
 

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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
 

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Native Plant Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

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This symposium will whet your appetite for the use of native edibles in landscape designs.  Discover native edible plants of our region, what each provide and produce 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.

$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

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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
 

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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

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 Oct. 24.
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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