Under a Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction takes place June 12, 2016



The 2016 Booms & Blooms Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 3! 

There's so much to see and do at Powell Gardens! Exhibits in the Conservatory change six times a year and you will find no shortage of programs, performances, drop-in activities, classes and more on our Calendar of Events

In the Conservatory

The conservatory within the Visitor Center offers inspiration and color throughout the year--no matter the weather. Now showing: The Fernery exhibit. See a variety of ferns along with vibrant pops of color from coleus now through July 17, 2016. 

Festival Fun for All

Booms & Blooms: A patriotic celebration with a dazzling daylily display, inspiring music by the Lee's Summit Symphony and a dramatic fireworks display over the dark country sky.

Festival of Butterflies: An interactive experience with hundreds of tropical butterflies and moths flying freely in our temporary indoor exhibit.

Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor Show: A celebration of our Midwestern heritage with antique tractors, engines and equipment; old-time crafts, pumpkins, apple cider and more.

GLOW Jack-O-Lantern Festival: More than 700 hand-carved pumpkins light a flickering trail through the Gardens during this spellbinding Halloween experience. 








Signature Fundraising Events 

Thank you to everyone who attended or helped with Under a Blue Moon: Garden Party & Rare Plant Auction on June 12. The event, which benefits children's educational programs at Powell Gardens, was a tremendous success thanks to all of you!

Reserve your seats today for the Gardens' next fundraiser, which also benefits children's educational programs: 

Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner with Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine for Lidia's Kansas City 5 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2016

Popular Annual Events

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, typically the Saturday before Easter.

Earth Day Celebration 

Spring Plant Sale 

Mother's Day Brunch and Performance by Victor & Penny 

Missouri Barn Dinners 

Father's Day Performance

Breakfast with Santa

Holiday Concerts in the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel

Be sure to check our calendar and sign up for our monthly enews to stay in touch with all of the happenings at Powell Gardens.

Did you know? Goatweed Leafwings are one of five species of butterflies that overwinter as adult butterflies at Powell Gardens. They begin mating when the goatweeds (a native annual) germinate in midspring. See our butterfly guide »


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