Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens

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Powell Gardens is a botanical garden in Kansas City. It sits on 915 acres of lush rolling hills and windy meadows. It has extraordinarily complex gardens, interesting architecture, nature trails. We offer special activities. The annual calendar and courses of the exhibition are for you to enjoy

Calendar of events: https://powellgardens.org/homepage/events-programs-exhibitions/calendar/

  • The 18,000-square-foot visitor training center features a gift shop, coffee shop, classrooms, and a glass-roofed greenhouse.
  • The 3.25-mile Byron Shutz Nature Trail will take you across a pond where frogs swim, through a forest of mixed oranges and honey acacias, to a field full of meadow flowers.
  • This colorful 3.5-acre perennial garden sits on the edge of a 12-acre lake in Powell Park. More than 1,200 plants are displayed in a series of “rooms” separated by trees and shrubs.
  • Island Garden: This oasis has more than 200 types of aquatic plants planted in beautiful reflecting pools and ponds, including a secret sunken garden and North America’s largest 600-foot-tall “living” stone wall. The Rock and Waterfall Garden is a stream and forest garden that brings together dark-growing houseplants, shrubs, and perennials. The most popular are the large number of hard azaleas and rhododendrons.
  • Heartland Harvest Garden is the largest edible landscape in the United States, covers an area of ​​12 acres and is a delightful place for the five senses. At the tasting station it is possible to taste the vegetables from the garden and perform cooking demonstrations on weekends. You can also see the entire garden and quilt garden from the Missouri Barn Silo Observatory.