Earth Day at Powell Gardens


Friday, April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with FREE admission to Powell Gardens on Friday, April 22, 2016! Explore Kansas City's botanical garden to gather sustainable gardening ideas, get tips on how to choose plants that help the planet's ecosystem and learn ways to cook fresh from the garden.

Arrive early and take home a tree seedling (one per party, while supplies last)! The seedling giveaways are part of Powell Gardens new Legacy Tree Program, designed to help preserve some of the region's best tree species for future generations.

Meet Maureen Carroll, author of The Tree Who Walked Through Time--A Tree Identification Story for children. Beautifully illustrated by 18 artists who created realistic and fantastical replicas of trees, this book helps children identify different species of trees. What a great resource! 


Scheduled activities

  • Legacy Tree Program seedling giveaway (one per party; limited quantity available) 
  • Rain barrel raffle 
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Coloring Station, hosted by Maureen Carroll, author of The Tree Who Walked Through Time, and some of the artists who illustrated the book
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reimagined: The Art of Upcycling (Missouri Barn display) 
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m. Guided tour of the Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation's largest edible landscape (meet in Visitor Center) 
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Make and take an eco-friendly seed planting pot 
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooking Demonstration by Chef Lisa Burgess and Culinary Arts Students from the Career & Technology Center at Fort Osage
  • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Storytelling with Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, presented by Dawnna Morris 
  • 1-1:45 p.m. Guided tour of the Island Garden (meet in Visitor Center) 
  • 2-2:45 p.m. Trees 101, presented by Sarah Crowder, Program Manager for Bridging the Gap's Heartland Tree Alliance 
  • 3-3:45 p.m. Guided tour of the Rock & Waterfall Garden (meet in Visitor Center)