Get inspired and learn something new at Powell Gardens! Whether you're an avid gardener, a nature newbie, a foodie, animal lover or artist - we have something for you. Call 816-697-2600 x 306 or follow the links register online. 

Many classes fill quickly, so sign up early to reserve your space. The registration deadline for any class is one week (7 days) before the scheduled class date. Walk-in registrations are accepted if there is availability and if there is no required supply list for the participants. Waslk-in registration is to be paid at the Visitor Center front desk only. Please review our full class registration policy below.


  Great Backyard Bird Count and Hike with Alan Branhagen, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Sunday Feb. 19 (register by Feb. 12)

Photo of cardinals by Alan Branhagen

Take part in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a national survey of bird populations. From 9 a.m. to noon, be part of a team that identifies and counts the wealth of birds that frequent the feeders surrounding the Visitor Education Center. Then from 1 to 4 p.m., Director of Horticulture and avid birder Alan Branhagen will lead a birding hike on the Byron Shutz Nature Trail in search of more elusive species. Bring your binoculars! Registration for one session gets you in to both sessions, but please do RSVP for each session you plan to attend.

$15/nonmember, $13/member. 
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Honeybee Keeping 101: Traditional & Organic Approaches with Hal Reidler, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 (register by Feb. 18)

Learn the basics of beginning beekeeping, including traditional and organic approaches, equipment needed, where to obtain bees, how to manage bees and how to harvest the honey. Attendees are asked to bring a sack lunch.

$62/member, $70/non-member

Register here.





Square Plaid Tissue Basket with Cathy Sylvester, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 (register by Feb. 18)

Weave this striking plaid basket just the right size to hold a swuare tissue box. Some weaving experience is preferred as this basket emphasizes shaping skills with a tight weave. Students need to bring a towel, screw driver and sack lunch as we will work through lunch.

$36/member, $43/non/member
Register here.






The "I Wish I Was a Gardener" Gardener with Cassie Doolittle, Saturday March 4 (register by February 25)

Have big dreams of becoming a gardener, but not sure where to start? Join experienced gardener Cassie to learn all the basics.

$52/member, $60/nonmember
Register here.





The Busy Gardener with Ania Wiatr, Saturday March 11 (register by March 4)

Perfect for those who want a garden but have little time to care for one, this class will focus on hardy flora that needs minimal care and attention. Reserve a kit of plants to get you started and pick them up at the Spring Plant Sale in May!

$39/member, $45/non-member
Register here.





 The "I Wish I had a Palm Tree" Gardener with Brent Tucker, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday March 11 (register by March 4)

 Join our resident tropical plant expert, horticulturist Brent Tucker, in our warm tropical greenhouse to learn how to care for tropical plants in the winter. Park in the staff parking area and look for directional signs to the greenhouse.

 $39/member, $45/non-member
 Register here.





 Hot Potatoes: If You Dig 'Em, Grow 'Em with Barb Fetchenier, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday March 18 (register by March 11)

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about potatoes but were afraid to ask! You'll learn how to grow potatoes organically, which varieties perform best in our area, insects and diseases to watch for and tricks and tips for producing high yields. Several unique varieties will be available for purchase.

$26/member, $30/non-member for this single class
$59/member, $68/non-member for this class and Butter Up! in the afternoon
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Judy's Rustic Tote Basket with Sandy McCormick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday March 18 (regisster by March 11)

Weave this great tote featuring a wooden bottom, woven seagrass and reed and leather handles. Bring a sack lunch as class will not break for lunch.

$55/member, $62/non-member
This class is full. Please email to be placed on the waiting list:





 Butter Up! Creamery Butter and Sour Cream with Barb Fetchenier, 1-3 p.m. Saturday March 18 (register by March 11)

The perfect complement to your hot potato! We will make fresh creamery butter AND sour cream including some herbal and citrus varieties.

$35/member, $40/non-member for this single class or
$59/member, $68/non-member for this class and Hot Potato class in the morning
Register here.





Nature Hike with Alan Branhagen, 1-4 p.m. Sunday March 19 (register by March 12) 

 Experience Mother Nature's rhythms of change as you hike the Byron Shutz Nature Trail with naturalist and Director of Horticulture Alan Branhagen.

$13/member, $15/non-member
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 Native Plant School: Small Trees and Large Shrubs with Alan Branhagen, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 25 (register by March 18)

Native Plant School: Small Trees and Large Shrubs at Powell GardensRedbuds and dogwoods and so much more! In this session which combines a classroom presentation and a tour of Powell Gardens' best specimens, learn about the beautiful and diverse small trees and large shrubs native to the Midwest. Discover where your favorites grow wild, learn the details of their ornamental appeal and how you can incorporate them into your own garden or landscape. In the event of inclement weather, the tour portion of the class will become an ndoor, close study of several featured specimens. Plese dress for the weather.

$39/member, $45/nonmember

Learn more and register here.


 Backyard Chicken Keeping with Jeff and Barb Fetchenhier, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Saturday April 8 (register by April 1)

Learn the ins and outs of raising your own poultry flock, including Guinea hen, from chicken wranglers Jeff and Barb Fetchenhier. Discover everything you need to know to get started and keep your girls happy. 


$39/member, $45/non-member
Register here. 




Mt. Washington Cemetry Tree Walk with Alan Branhagen, 1-3 p.m. Thursday April 20 (register by April 13)

This historic cemeetery was designed by George Kessler in 1900 and contains the finest collection of mature trees of any of the major historic cemeteries in the metro.

$13/member, $15/non-member

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Powell Gardens Tree Walk with Alan Branhagen, 1-3 p.m. Sunday April 23 (register by April 16)

This walk will focus on ornamental and native trees around the Visitor Center Terrace Gardens and the Dogwood and Magnolia walks. See the best of the many varieties of dogwoods and magnolias to inspire your own landscape.

$13/member, $15/non-member
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Hearts and Hues Basket with Sandy McCormick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 29 (register by April 22)

Make this woven basket with wire handles and rainbow color accents in the center. The basket measures 4 inches high, 7 inches wide and 10 inches long. Bring snacks or lunch as class will not break for lunch.

$40/member, $47/non-member
This class is full. Please email to be placed on the waiting list:






Powell Gardens takes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email after you complete your registration.

Four Easy Ways to Register

  1. Online: Sign in to our site and register online with the link included on each class listing. If you do not already have an account with us, create one here (New accounts are processed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.). MEMBERS: Log in to get your member discount! 
  2. By mail: Print and fill out the registration form for the classes you wish to take and mail the form with a check or money order made payable to Powell Gardens or fill out the credit card number if paying by VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments. Mail to Attn: Class Registration, Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061.
  3. By fax: Fill out the registration form, complete the payment section with a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER card number, and fax completed form to 816-697-2561. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments.
  4. By telephone:  Call 816-697-2600 x306. Payment may be made using a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER number. Please have all information on hand when you call. Members need to have your Member ID on hand.  Member ID numbers are located on the back of your membership card.

 Refund policy: A 100 percent refund will be given if the request is made 24 hours before the registration deadline. No refunds will be made after the class takes place or after the enrollment deadline. However, in most instances, your fees can be applied to a future class. Click here to read our refund policy in full.


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