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:

  Bearded iris flower
Infinite Iris
Monday, July 20; 6–8 p.m.
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  Dragon lantern
Photographer Night: Lantern Festival
Monday,  July 20; 7:30–10 p.m.
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  Instructor cooking
Stone Fruits: Peaches, Plums, and More
Tuesday, July 28; 7–9 p.m.
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  Instructor demonstrating technique
This Little Fig Came to the Market
Saturday, August 8; 10 a.m.–noon
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Go to a full listing of our classes.

“I enjoyed the instructor! Very entertaining and informative. On a scale of 1–5, he gets a 6.”

“The teacher really knew her subject and knew this garden—great ideas for companion planting.”

“[The instructor's] enthusiasm was catching, and I appreciated all the hands-on help. My least favorite thing about the class is that it's over!”
—Quotes from previous participants


Registration for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 classes for adults, kids and families begins August 1, 2015. Check back then for class descriptions and dates.


Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays

Tuesdays, June 2–August 25, 2015
10 a.m.–noon

Discover a different herb each week. The first 150 participants will pot one up to take home. Included in Garden admission. 

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Education Gift Certificates

Chef demonstration during cooking classGive 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 certificate by calling (314) 577-9506 or sign up for a specific class online.