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 Online Registration

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Spring–Summer 2020

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


  Products ready to be recycled
Understanding 3Rs: Recycling 101 – Now Online
Tuesday, July 14; 6:30–8 p.m.
Instructor: Maggie McCoy
$10 members; $12 nonmembers

It’s often hard to figure out what can be recycled and what has to be thrown away, and even harder to explain it to skeptical friends and family. Are bottle caps okay? What about plastic bags? Does it even get recycled anyway? In this class, you will learn firsthand what actually can be recycled, where St. Louis recyclables go, and what has to be tossed to the landfill. We’ll discuss the importance of recycling, the value of products, the process it takes for things to get sorted and recycled, and tips and tricks for you to get friends and family member to embrace recycling in their lives. Leave class feeling knowledgeable and empowered to become a community recycling ambassador. The Zoom link and handout will be sent the day before after registration has ended.
  water lilies
Behind the Scenes: Tour of the Water Lilies
Tuesday, August 4; 5–7 p.m.
Instructor: Derek Lyle
$28 members; $34 nonmembers

Please join horticulturist Derek Lyle on a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquatic plant displays. Learn the historical significance of water lilies and the process of creating the displays from start to finish. During this class you will have access to the aquatics greenhouse where propagation and plant production occur. There will be demonstrations in the pools discussing plant maintenance and pollination techniques of the Victorias. Do not forget to bring your camera as you will view the lilies in the outdoor pools during peak lighting hours. Come prepared for a one-mile walk. Designed for adults only.
Growing your Green Thumb: Perennials
NEW Online class

Tuesday, August 18; 5:30–7 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$21 members; $26 nonmembers

Be inspired to plant easy growing perennials this season. Fall is great time to plant and divide perennials. They provide a wonderful foundation for any garden and come back year after year. Sharon will highlight both native and non-native selections, describe plant culture, and give season tips to wow your neighbors. One day before the class you will receive the Zoom link by email to join the class as well as a handout.
Simple Flower Arranging
Tuesday, August 25; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$36 members; $43 nonmembers

Creating arrangements from your own yard can be a relaxing and rewarding experience. We will learn about the season’s best plants for cut arrangements that you can grow in your own yard, maximizing store-bought bouquets and unusual vase ideas. All materials provided. Come prepared for a short walk.
“Awesome teacher! He gave great examples and made everything easy to understand.”

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


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