Classes, Tours & Workshops
Programs for Adults

Instructor and student discuss photographyFrom gardening practices to nature study and everything in between—the Missouri Botanical Garden offers a full range of classes. Go to a list of all adult education classes.

If you have questions, please call us at (314) 577-5140 or email


Join us for an upcoming class. Here are just a few:



Long-stitch bound book
Long-stitch Bookbinding
Saturday, June 15; 9 a.m.–noon
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Pressed plants
Botanical Card Making and Its History
Saturday, July 13; 9–11 a.m.
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Preserving Summer
Monday, July 15; 7–9 p.m.
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Water Lilies
Behind the Scenes: Water Lilies
Tuesday, August 13; 5–7 p.m.
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Go to a full listing of our classes.

“We appreciate the Garden even more now that we painted it.”

“Well planned out and well prepared. I loved learning a new craft.”

“Great information about tulips that will totally change my future plantings!”
—Quotes from previous participants


Give the Garden

Class participant creating wreath from succulentsGive the gift of knowledge! Instead of the typical “stuff,” give that hard-to-buy-for friend or family member a fun, memorable experience. Missouri Botanical Garden and its family of attractions offer many engaging and enriching classes throughout the year.

Purchase a gift card that can be used for classes, as well as for admission, merchandise, membership and more.


Herb & Heirloom Tuesdays

English lavender
Tuesdays, June 4–August 27, 2019
10 a.m.–noon

Discover a different herb each week. The first 200 participants will pot one up to take home. Included in Garden admission.
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Learn More

plant and trowels
Take your love for gardening to the next level. Learn more about the St. Louis Master Gardener Program and share your passion for plants with fellow gardeners, Garden visitors and your community.
St. Louis Master Gardener Program
Help for the Home Gardener


Online Master's Degree

Adult students studying plantsCheck out a graduate degree program that combines web-based courses through Miami University with experiential learning, internships, and field study in person at the Garden. Learn more