Get ready to get inspired through Powell Gardens’ educational classes and trips, science-based programs for children and teachers, and gardening resources gleaned from years of experience.

Year-round you will find:

  • Classes for varying levels of skills, ages and interests;
  • Hands-on workshops and demonstrations;
  • School field trips based on Missouri and Kansas academic standards
  • Occasional behind-the-scenes tours, trips and special events

Learn more about the Gardens’ many educational opportunities:

Adult Classes, Lectures and Trips

Find classes covering gardening, botanical arts and more throughout the year. Annually, the Friends of Powell Gardens organizes a day trip to explore nearby botanical wonders. Learn more.

A Season of Learning at Your Fingertips

Download a copy of the current issue of Garden Culture, Education Classes & Events. 



Programs for Youth and Families

Learn about classes designed to be enjoyed as a family, ways to learn during a casual visit to the Gardens and programs perfect for earning a scouting badge or enriching a home school lesson. Learn more.

Especially for Educators: Field Trips and More

Give students of all ages an unforgettable hands-on learning experience with a field trip carefully designed to meet educational needs. And don’t miss workshops and open houses organized for educators each year. Learn more.

Gardening Resources

We’ve collected the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to enhance your home gardening experience. Learn more.


Did you know? The Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) is a great orchid for beginners. New hybrids offer more colors and patterns to complement the ever popular white standard. Learn More »


Learn more about our monthly Kids Club. It's a great way to reconnect with nature.

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Give the gift of learning. A membership to Friends of Powell Gardens includes discounts on all classes.

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Powell Gardens offers field trips and other on-site learning for a variety of ages and interests.

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