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.
Spring Butterfly Exhibit
See magnificent Blue Morpho butterflies and—for the first time at Powell Gardens—paper kite butterflies fluttering about the conservatory from March 12-April 3, 2016. Learn more about the Spring Butterfly Exhibit.
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.
Café Thyme usually offers a reservation-only brunch buffet for Easter. That will not be the case in 2016, because our Spring Butterfly Exhibit will be open. So, to accommodate as many guests as possible, Café Thyme will offer its usual menu selections and will be open to everyone (no reservations are needed). Learn more here.
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 in early May.
This is a tradition mom will love! May is a perfect time to see Powell Gardens in its spring glory. Dine in Café Thyme or bring a picnic to enjoy in the Missouri Barn while listening to Victor & Penny. Learn more.
National Public Gardens Day
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day (the Friday before Mother's Day) with a visit to Powell Gardens.
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. Learn more.
GLOW Jack-O-Lantern Festival
This Halloween experience, which made its debut in 2014, returns October 14-15, 2016. Learn more.
Celebrate local artists, farmers, cooks and crafters when you shop our first-ever FreshMade Fair, November 13th, 2016. Learn more.
Enjoy 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.
Join us on Sunday, June 12, 2016 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. powellgardens.org/BlueMoon
Celebrate the autumn harvest on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 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. Cody Hogan, of Lidia's in Kansas City, Mo., is the guest chef for the 2016 Under a Harvest Moon with this year's co-chairs, Ken Millsap and Jay Wilson. powellgardens.org/HarvestMoon