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Public Programs Registration

Registration for Spring/Summer classes opens FEBRUARY 3, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Check back then for class descriptions and dates.

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. View Online Catalog for:
Fall–Winter 2019/2020 (September–February)

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

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


  Plant press and specimens
Botanical Card Making and Its History
Saturday, February 15; 9–11 a.m.
Instructor: Brittany Shultz
$33 members; $39 nonmembers

Plant presses are and have been invaluable to Garden researchers and horticulture staff to preserve and catalog plants from around the world. Brittany Shultz will demonstrate how to make a voucher using plant materials with a variety of techniques. Then she will explain how to make your own press using materials found around your home. Use pressed flowers and leaves to make your own cards and receive a mini press ornament to take home. Designed for adults only. Register
  leaves Hydroponic Basics
Saturday, February 22; 10 a.m.–noon
Instructor: Aaron Lynn-Vogel
$68 members; $82 nonmembers

Want to grow plants without soil? Learn about this amazing means of growing plants called hydroponics. Aaron will discuss how it works, its advantages (and disadvantages), plus all you need to know about different systems, growing media, plants to grow, types of commercial units, and DIY models for your home to get started. Be amazed how well plants grow in this unique environment. You will also get a kit to take home and set up your own DIY hydroponics. Register
  small space gardening
Small Space Gardening
Saturday, February 8;
10 a.m.–noon
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$28 members; $34 nonmembers

Small spaces can provide big impact. We will discuss many creative ways to design a small space for beauty and function. Learn to make a small space appear larger using color, line, and form. Learn types of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials that grow well in a small environment, as well as growing techniques, including vertical and container gardening. Come prepared for a short walk. Register
  Registration for
Spring/Summer 2020 begins
Monday, February 3 at 9 a.m.
“Awesome teacher! He gave great examples and made everything easy to understand.”

“Able to cross slab pottery class off my bucket list! Thanks!”

“Taking time to really immerse yourself in different areas of the Garden.”
—Quotes from previous participants


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Class Catalog:
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Fall–Winter 2019/2020
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Fall–Winter 2019/2020

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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.