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Posted: 8/6/2013 | Print Friendly Version

Class Registration is Now Open to Adults and Kids for Fall & Winter


WHAT: Missouri Botanical Garden classes for adults
WHEN: Registration now open for classes September 2013 – February 2014
WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis
COST: Fees vary by program
INFO: Advance registration required; or (314) 577-5140

(ST. LOUIS): Missouri Botanical Garden classes offer something for everyone! From basic cooking techniques to advanced landscape design to tips on green living, classes are taught by talented instructors who will inspire and delight students with hands-on experience. Missouri Botanical Garden classes inspire and strengthen the connections each of us has with the natural world. From photography to full moon night hikes to health and wellness, the Garden empowers students to stretch muscles, imaginations and limitations.
Knife Skills
Find yourself making the same dishes over and over? Break out of the routine by learning new recipes and techniques from experts who will inspire and enlighten. The Missouri Botanical Garden offers unique culinary classes for adults for the inexperienced as well as the seasoned cook. Beyond providing basic nourishment, food has the ability to spark memories, inspire creativity and expand our horizons. Choose from a wide array of cooking classes including “Chocolate Therapy,” “Hearty Winter Soups,” “Favorite Wine and Cheese Pairings,” “Holiday English Tea,” “Gifts From the Kitchen” and many more. To see the complete listing of food related classes, go to: foodandcookingclasses.
Winter Squash
Learn innovative and resourceful gardening techniques during the colder months and you’ll be ready to go next spring! Study the best design techniques that are both pleasing to the eye and sustainable. Class offerings include “Gorgeous Gardens on the Cheap and Green,” “Blooms for All Seasons,” “Move Over Mums: New Fall Ideas,” “Renovate and Rescue Your Cool-Season Lawn,” and a wide array of other plant and landscaping-related courses. For a complete listing, visit: gardeningandlandscaping.

Whether big or small, each step toward living a greener lifestyle helps reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet’s natural beauty and resources for future generations. Get expert advice on all things green for your garden, home and life by visiting: greenliving. Here you’ll find a listing of courses such as “Solar Panels at Home” and “Composting Completely.”

In addition to cooking, gardening, arts and crafts and “going green,” the Garden offers classes on health and wellness, arts and crafts, nature study and other topics of interest.
Canopy Climb Kid
Advance registration is required and fees vary by program; Garden members receive a discount. View a print-at-home catalog, browse a complete list of classes online and register at For more information, call (314) 577-5140.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site. Sessions are also held at the Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education at 4651 Shaw Blvd., the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield.

To register for a program at any of the Garden sites, visit or call (314) 577-5140. For general information, visit or call (314) 577‑5100.

More than 45,000 households in the St. Louis region hold memberships to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Memberships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free admission for two adults and all children, plus discounts on classes. Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at

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The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 154 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis, just south of I-44 at Vandeventer-Kingshighway (exit #287B). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day. Grounds open at 7 a.m. most Wednesdays and Saturdays (exception: special admission rate events). Admission is $8; free children ages 12 and under and Garden members. St. Louis City and County residents are $4 and free most Wednesdays and Saturdays until noon (exception: special admission rate events – third weekend of May, Memorial Day 2012, Labor Day weekend and first weekend of October). Park for free on site and two blocks west at the Shaw-Vandeventer intersection. The Garden is accessible via public transportation by taking the MetroLink commuter rail line and picking up a Metro bus ( For general information, log on to or call the 24-hour recording at (314) 577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842. For membership information, visit call (314) 577-5118 during weekday business hours. For volunteer opportunities, visit or call (314) 577-5187. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a tobacco-free environment.