Apple Courtyard in the Heartland Harvest Garden


Here We Come A-Wassailing! 

Join us at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017, as we wassail the orchards of the Heartland Harvest Garden. Wassail, which comes from the Anglo-Saxon greeting “wes hal” means “be of good health” and is perhaps best known as a wintertime drink of hard cider or ale and spices.

The tradition of “wassailing” to encourage a productive apple harvest dates back at least to the 1500s. Learn a bit more about this tradition as we sing to the health of the apple trees, scare away the evil spirits and imbibe some “ole recipe wassail” — all with a goal of ensuring a more productive harvest.


The evening starts with a brief explanation of wassailing, followed by a parade out to the Apple Spiral in the Heartland Harvest Garden to wassail the trees. After the outdoor festivities, we will return to the warmth of the roaring fireplaces in the Grand Hall for a country dinner featuring Heartland Harvest Garden produce and traditional wassail.




Reserve Your Seats

Prepaid reservations are required:

  • $125/person or $100/member
  • King's Table seating (limited): $150/person

Reserve your seats today by contacting Linda at 816-697-2600 x209. 

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Sing to the health of the apple trees, imbibe some "ole recipe wassail" and enjoy a winter feast at Powell Gardens!
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 125.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.


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