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Registration for Spring–Summer 2022 classes opens February 1 at 9 a.m.

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.

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Fall–Winter 2021/2022
Spring–Summer 2022
Registration for Spring/Summer classes opens February 1 at 9 a.m.

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:

The History is on the Plate: Deconstructing African American Food History
Wednesday, February 23;
6 to 7 p.m. (CDT)/ 7 to 8 p.m. (EDT)
Instructor: Dr. Jessica B. Harris

Beginning with a traditional African American plate, the presentation will focus on eight plants important to African American cuisine: rice, corn, peanuts, okra, watermelon, chili peppers, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes. Using traditional stories, illustrations, and history, Dr. Harris will discuss their connections to and importance in African American history and culture.


This virtual event is offered in partnership with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and is sponsored by The William L. Brown Center.


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Become a Great Gardener: Low-Maintenance Perennials
Offered ONLINE via Zoom
Tuesday, February 8; 1–2:30 p.m.
Instructors: Sharon Lloyd
$21 members; $25 nonmembers

Every gardener wants beautiful flowers, but most don’t have endless hours to work in the garden. Dig deep into the top 20 plants for the St. Louis garden in sunny or shady areas. These classes are designed for beginners just getting into gardening.
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Understanding the 3Rs: Recycling 101
Offered ONLINE via Zoom
Wednesday, February 9; 6:30–8 p.m.
Instructor: Maggie McCoy and Tara Morton
$21 members; $25 non-members

It's often hard to figure out what can be recycled and even harder to explain it to skeptical friends and family. Are bottle cans okay? What about plastic bags? Is it even recycled? In this class you will learn what can be recycled, where recyclables go, and what has to go into the landfill. We'll discuss the importance of recycling, the value of products, and the process for items to get sorted and recycled.

“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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