Classes, Tours & Workshops

NEW FOR 2021!

The Missouri Botanical Garden continues to be dedicated to keeping all staff and participants safe and appreciate your patience and understanding. Beginning in March,

  • All classes will be held in-person outdoors or virtually. Outdoor classes will be held under covered spaces if needed and limited to 10 participants per class for proper social distancing.
  • Online registration includes agreement to our Covid-19 Waiver with a hyperlink to view the document. Checking the box confirms your agreement to the Covid-19 Waiver and Class Policies.
  • At class check-in, an Education staff member will confirm you reviewed the Health Questions, listed in the Education Participant Safety Protocol, and taken your temperature just prior to coming to class.
  • If you have a fever of 100.4° + or answer “yes” to any of the health questions, please call (314) 577-9506 to cancel and receive a full refund.

Classes and protocols subject to change based on current guidelines of St. Louis City and Health Department.

Note: If you coming to the Garden for a class you have registered for, you do not need to make a general admission reservation.

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. Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Spring–Summer 2021
Class Time Supplement

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

Click here to be taken to the Classes Registration Page. Once there, do a simple search for the class you want. You can also click on the "Register" link following each class listed below.

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

Eco-Friendly Furniture Restoration
(ONLINE via Zoom)

Thursday, May 20; 6:30–8 p.m.
Instructor: Grace Burghoff, Perennial staff
$35 members; $42 nonmembers

In this demonstration and talk, Perennial’s woodshop specialist will share with you some of the organization’s tips and tricks to finding furniture, repairing joints, and refinishing surfaces—all with the earth in mind! You'll learn about natural paints, stains, and eco surface treatments. Leave this workshop with a new vision for your furniture.
Mindfulness in the Garden
Four Thursdays beginning May 20; 9:30–11 a.m.
Instructor: Rhonda Leifheit
$75 members; $90 nonmembers

Explore the treasures of the garden through the senses. We will experience the Gardens sights, sounds, and smells. Learn secrets to dealing with distractions—both inner and outer—and discover the gifts of being fully present. Enrich your appreciation of your surroundings through mindful walking, gentle relaxation and deep listening. Quiet your mind and restore emotional balance by deepening your connection to nature. Dress for the weather and come prepared for a short walk.
  Pressed plants
Botanical Card Making and Its History
Saturday, May 22; 9–11 a.m.
Instructor: Brittany Shulz
$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 Shulz 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.
Well-being Walks: Taste
Tuesday May 25; 9:30–11 a.m.
Instructor: Therapeutic Horticulture Staff
$11 members; $14 nonmembers

Walking can be more than putting one foot in front of the other! Come, experience nature, using all of your senses, while improving your well-being. Each walk explores a different sense along different paths of the Garden. Discover the sights, sounds, scents, textures and taste of the natural world with guided activities and exploration. Come prepared for a 90-minute walk, rain or shine.

“If you don't know it, you don't care for it, and you don't protect it.”
—Claudia West, ASLA, Principal at Phyto Studio,
co-author of Planting in a Post Wild World


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