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Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens


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About Us

Powell Gardens is a not-for-profit botanical garden located just east of Kansas City, Missouri. Our mission: to be an experience that embraces the Midwest's spirit of place and inspires an appreciation for the importance of plants in our lives.

Set on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows, Powell Gardens offers breathtaking display gardens, interesting architecture, a nature trail and a year-round calendar of special events and classes for the entire family.

The Gardens receive support from foundations, corporations, individuals, the Friends of Powell Gardens and income generated through admissions, gift shop sales and rentals. For more information, see our profile at DonorEdge.

Powell Gardens is known for its spectacular garden displays incorporating native plantings and the Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation's largest edible landscape.

Powell Gardens also is known for its contemporary architecture by the architectural firm originally established by Fay Jones, now Maurice Jennings Architects. The Gardens can be rented for weddings, receptions, ceremonies and other private events.



Manager Visitor Experience
Category: Customer Service
 1. Position SummaryThe Manager, Visitor Experience is responsible for ensuring a comprehensive quality visitor experience evidenced by return visit, increase in average time spent at the Gardens and admission converted to membership.  The manager is responsible for all aspects of the visitors’ experience including staffing, amenities, communication and overall satisfaction. Accountable for more
Contact: Susan Vongretzinger
Phone:(816) 697-2600
Visitor Experience Lead
Category: Customer Service
 1. Position SummaryThe Visitor Experience Lead will report to the Manager Visitor Experience and will assume a leadership role in the visitor experience division.  The Visitor Experience Lead is responsible for day-to-day operations and shift oversight of visitor experience personnel, opening/closing procedures, and cash reporting.The Visitor Services Lead sets the tone for the visitor experience more
Contact: Susan Vongretzinger
Phone:(816) 697-2600

Rep/Contact Info

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Cassie Stair
Volunteer and Tour Program Coordinator