Annual Events at Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens presents special events throughout the year for you to enjoy with family and friends. Start a new family tradition to cherish or gather your friends to pursue shared interests on a garden visit.

Pancakes with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy a pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes followed by a traditional egg hunt on the rolling green lawn behind the Visitor Education Center. Learn more

Easter Brunch in Café Thyme

Bring your friends and family to Powell Gardens on Sunday, April 20, 2014, for an Easter buffet brunch in Café Thyme. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets here

Spring Plant Sale

Whether you're a serious green thumb or just like to tinker in the garden, you'll find plenty of inspiration at Powell Gardens' only plant sale of the year on May 3 and 4, with a members-only preview sale on May 2. 

Mother's Day Brunch & Concert

This is a tradition mom will seriously love! May is a perfect time to see Powell Gardens in its spring glory. Dine in Cafe Thyme or bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn while listening to Brookside Brass. Learn more

Missouri Barn Dinner Series

Each season we invite a few chefs to create one-night only menus featuring produce grown right in the Heartland Harvest Garden for this dinner series. See the 2014 dinners here

National Public Gardens Day

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 9, 2014, with a visit to Powell Gardens! See all the details here

Run Fast | Eat Slow 5K Run & Nature Trail Trek

Nothing beats an early morning run or walk in the serenity of Powell Gardens. Stay tuned for plans for our fourth annual 5K run/walk on September 6, 2014. You'll get great exercise and contribute to Powell Gardens' ongoing operations. 

Halloween Fun   

Families flock to Halloween Spooktacular, one of Powell Gardens' most popular events for children. The Jack-O-Lantern Walk offers a low-key alternative that's great for all ages.

Holiday Fun

The Christmas holidays bring Breakfast with Santa, concerts in the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel and Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk. Learn more. 


This ancient tradition of blessing the coming apple crop takes place each January at Powell Gardens. Learn more. 

Under a Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction

Join us on June 8, 2014, for one of Powell Gardens' premier events, which raises funds for children's educational programs in the Heartland Harvest Garden. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions featuring hard-to-find plants, garden treasures and exclusive trips, and an elegant dinner.

Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm to Table Dinner

Celebrate the autumn harvest in September with a farm-to-table dinner prepared by one of the area's most celebrated chefs. Under a Harvest Moon raises funds for children's education programs in the Heartland Harvest Garden.

Monthly Events for Friends of Powell Gardens

Friends of Powell Gardens are invited to a series of free monthly events especially for Friends members. Learn more. 

Did you know? Membership in Friends of Powell Gardens includes access to exclusive tours, special events and sales, including the chance to be the first to shop our Spring Plant Sale. See the 2014 list here »


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