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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. Many of the plants in the Gardens are regionally native, and all highlight the changing seasons and Midwest spirit of place.
Visitors enjoy 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.
Within this site, explore living collection plants located on Powell Gardens' grounds. This site is for pure horticulture information. For information on Powell Gardens as a destination, please visit our website.

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Garden map
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Collections of note include dogwoods, native trees and shrubs, water plants, rock plants, daylilies and iris.
Powell Gardens’ magnolia collection has been certified by the American Public Gardens Association’s North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC).
Its conifers are certified as a Reference Garden by the American Conifer Society.
The aquatic collection is under review for certification by the International Water Garden Society.
We are an affiliate garden of the Hardy Fern Foundation.