Featured Classes

Seed packets

Growing Annuals from Seed
Tuesday, February 7; 5–7 p.m.
Growing annuals from seed can be an inexpensive and rewarding way to beautify your yard, patio, or balcony. Learn which annuals are the easiest to grow and the proper techniques to be successful, including soil-less media, containers, watering, lighting, and transplanting.
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This Ain't Your Granny's Lye Soap-- Making Old Fashioned Soap with Modern Convenience
Saturday, February 11; 9 a.m.–noon
Come and learn how our pioneering relations made soap for washing and cleaning just about everything. Learn a little of the science behind the basics of soap making and many of the associated terms. Best of all learn to make soap with the great resources we have today as you make a batch from start to finish. Your takeaway will be one pound of soap, which will become four small bars that you and your family can use to see the nourishing benefits of handmade soap. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
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My Favorite Things…Winter Walk
Tuesday, February 14; 1–3 p.m.
Take a seasonal walk through the Garden. Join Sharon Lloyd as she highlights some of her favorite plants including perennials, shrubs, and grasses, Come prepared for a 2 hour walk.
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Programs for Adults

Spring/Summer Classes coming soon!
Registration opens 9 a.m. on February 1, 2023.

Hot off the presses, 2023 Spring/Summer catalogs are out in the mail. We understand individual post offices send out bulk mail at different times, so for a sneak peek, view our downloadable catalog. We look forward to seeing you in a class soon!

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

Brochure coverClass Catalog
Go to Online Registration
Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Fall–Winter 2022/2023
Spring–Summer 2023

Class Information

For questions, call (314) 577-9506 or e-mail classes@mobot.org.


Online classes—links are typically emailed the day prior to the class.

For assistance with an online class or trouble logging in, contact myonlineclass@mobot.org.

Japanese Maples class instructor with participant



Give the Garden

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?

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
Volunteer Opportunities
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