Programs for Adults

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From gardening practices to nature study and everything in between—the Missouri Botanical Garden offers a full range of classes.

Class Catalog
Go to Online Registration for Fall–Winter Classes
Download class registration instructions for the new system (Fall-Winter)
Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Fall–Winter 2022/2023

Class Information

If you have questions, please call us at (314) 577-9506 or email


Featured Classes

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Afternoon Tea for the Holidays with a Sprinkle of Tea Room Magic!
Tuesday, December 6; 10 a.m.–noon
Learn how to bake and serve an authentic British afternoon tea for your friends and family this holiday season. Our Chef Jane Muscroft will teach you how to make mini sausage rolls, cucumber finger sandwiches, Christmas cake scone with clotted cream, Eccles cakes and a raspberry white chocolate trifle.
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Garden Glow

Capturing the Garden Glow Basics
Wednesday, December 7; 4:30–7 p.m.
Beginner/Intermediate. Influenced by the Garden’s global reach, Garden Glow will celebrate the holiday season with the colors of the world in brilliant light and interactive fun. With tips and tricks from your professional photography instructor, you will take wonderful photos of the Garden filled with light. Class fees include admission to the event after the 2.5-hour class with half-hour early access and 2-hour with public photo shoot. The use of a tripod is highly recommended.
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Simple Flower Arranging Holiday Edition
Monday, December 12; 5–6:30 p.m.
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. Create your own beautiful arrangement using purchased flowers and Garden grown flowers. All materials provided.
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Give the Garden

Class participant creating wreath from succulents Give 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.


Love Gardening?

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St. Louis Master Gardener Program
Help for the Home Gardener

Online Master's Degree

Advanced Inquiry Program
Check out a graduate degree program that combines web-based courses through Miami University with experiential learning, internships, and field study in person at the Garden. Learn more