July and August
Healing Herbs in the Kitchen, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 11
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 examples of healing food.
$42/person, $37/memberRegister by July 7.Regina Compernolle See more details and register.
Quick and Tasty Herbal Jam, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 18
Learn how to make three tasty jams using herbs and fresh or frozen fruit without pectin. Help make one of the three recipes in class. Choices include raspberry with hints of cardamom, lavender-peach with vanilla, or double-mint blueberry. Taste them all and take a half-pint sample of one flavor and recipes to make all three at home.
$39/person, $34/memberRegister by July 13.Christine Shuck See more details and register.
Astronomy: Triple Conjunction, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18
Three solar system bodies are gathered close together this evening for you to view. Plus the “Lord of the Rings,” Saturn, is at its best viewing. See its magnificent ring system tilted at 24 degrees. You’ll also get an update on the New Horizons mission to Pluto. (Evening programs will be cancelled if skies are overcast or rainy.)
Each session $10/adult, $6/member, $6/child ages 5-12(Every fourth registrant is free.)Register by July 16.Grant Miller & ASKC See more details and register.
Healing Power of Nature Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 24
Discover the healing qualities of essential oils, common weeds and more. Time will be spent in nature practicing what you have learned. 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 20.Janalea Hoffman See more details and register.
Annual Butterfly Count, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 25
At 9 a.m. participants will be divided into guided groups. 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/participantRegister by July 22.Alan Branhagen See more details and register.
Basketry: Petite Apple Basket, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 25
Come craft a round, woven-bottom basket with a 5-inch diameter and 5-inch height. A stencil strip, red-colored reeds and a wrapped handle finish the basket. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or snack as the class will not break for lunch.
$39/person, $32/memberRegister by July 20.Sandy McCormick This class is full, call 816-697-2600 or email email@example.com to be placed on the waiting list.
The Gardens at Twilight, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 25
Join Alan Branhagen and Missouri Master Naturalists for a twilight hike of the Gardens and the 1.25-mile loop of the Byron Shutz Nature Trail to listen to the calls early evening insects and animals. They will demonstrate blacklighting and baiting techniques to lure in nocturnal moth species.
$12/person, $7/memberRegister by July 22.Alan Branhagen & Missouri Master Naturalists See more details and register.
Watercolor Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15
Learn a pouring technique and build confidence with masking and brush work. There will be demonstrations and individual instruction. Learn how to bring out the background using negative spaces along with positive rendering. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.
$45/person, $37/memberRegister by Aug. 10.Ellie Behrmann See more details and register.
Astronomy: Treasures of the Triangle, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15
The Summer Triangle is in good position for viewing the Ring Nebula, the Double-Double, the Coat-hanger and two “movie stars”. See if you can spot the very young, very thin moon this evening. You may even catch a few late Perseid meteors. (Evening programs will be cancelled if skies are overcast or rainy.)
Each session $10/adult, $6/member, $6/child ages 5-12(Every fourth registrant is free.)Register by Aug. 13.Grant Miller & ASKC
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Zentangle: River Rock, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 22
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, and combine it with other patterns to create your own unique Zentangle-inspired river rock.
$39/person, $34/memberRegister by Aug. 17.Christine Shuck See more details and register.
Tree Walk: Burr Oak Woods, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 (Sponsored By Powell Gardens and Grow Native!)
Burr Oak Woods has arguably the best local diversity of wild native trees. The hike will be more than 2 miles on well-maintained trails. Meet at the parking lot at the west end of the park road as the Burr Oak's visitor center is closed on Sundays.
Free to members of Powell Gardens, Missouri Prairie Foundation and Grow Native!,$5/non-membersRegister by Aug. 19.Alan Branhagen This session is full.
Save The Date!
Super-Moon Total-Lunar Eclipse, 6:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27
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.
Each session$10/Adult, $6/members, $6/child ages 5-12(Every fourth registrant is free.)Register by Sept. 24.Grant Miller and ASKC See more details and register.
Forest Hill dates back to 1888 and is known for its beautiful sugar maples which should be nearing peak fall color. It contains the area champion blackgum, cucumber tree magnolia, a classic vase-shaped American elm that defies Dutch elm disease, white ash and chestnut oak. Meet at the main entrance of Forest Hill Cemetery.
Free to members of Powell Gardens, Missouri Prairie Foundation and Grow Native!,$5/non-membersRegister by Oct. 21.Alan Branhagen
This session is full.
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.
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- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.