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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.


Chief Operations Officer
Category: Executive Management (CEO, COO, etc)
Powell Gardens is seeking a collaborative visionary with a sense of urgency and growth-focused mindset to become our Chief Operations Officer. Reporting to the CEO/President, the COO will work with leadership to develop a culture of engagement and continuous improvement, be passionate about operating efficiency and deploying at scale, and focus on being strategic and accelerating more
Contact: Tabitha Schmidt
Phone:(816) 697-2600