Known as Kansas City’s botanical garden, Powell Gardens is located 30 miles east of Kansas City. Established in 1988, Powell Gardens is a public garden, maintaining 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows, with more than 175 acres and a large collection of plants open to the public for education, exploration, and recreation.
Powell Gardens features eight themed display gardens, a three-mile nature trail, seasonal festivals, rotating exhibitions, exceptional architecture, and dining options featuring ingredients grown in our Heartland Harvest Garden, one of the nation’s largest edible landscapes. Sculpture is found throughout the gardens.
The Gardens feature the largest collection of public buildings designed by renowned architects E. Fay Jones, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, and his partner Maurice Jennings, including the Visitor Center, Meadow Pavilion, Gate House, and Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel. More recent architectural additions to the Gardens including the Missouri Barn and Miller Hammond Chapel Study.