Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden, is set on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills just east of Kansas City on U.S. Highway 50. Known for its contemporary architecture and stunning display gardens, Powell Gardens offers classes, performances and festivals year-round and is a premier venue for weddings, receptions and corporate events. In 2009, it opened the Heartland Harvest Garden, a 12-acre expansion that comprises one of the nation’s largest “edible landscapes”.