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:

  Plants in shade
Gardening Under Trees
Wednesday, September 7; 5–7 p.m.
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  Painting and palette
Introduction to Oil Painting
Thursday, September 8; 9:30 a.m.–noon
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Some Like It Hot!
Thursday, September 8; 9:30 a.m.–noon
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  Low-maintenance perennials
Become a Great Gardener Series:
Low-Maintenance Perennials

Thursday, September 8; 6–8 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


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.


Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays

Tuesdays, June 7–August 30, 2016
10 a.m.–noon

Discover a different herb each week. The first 100 participants will pot one up to take home. Included in Garden admission.
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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

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