Classes, Tours & Workshops
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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Spring–Summer 2022

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Online Master's Degree

Adult students studying plantsCheck 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
Give the Garden

Class participant creating wreath from succulentsGive 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.

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Featured Classes

PAUSE Meditation in the Garden
In today's "grind until the gears fall off" culture, it may feel counterproductive or pointless to take a break. Trust us, it is necessary and vital to your overall wellness. Pause (Positively Adapting Using Silence Everyday) gives you skills to retreat within using silence to unlock your new peace.

July 6; 9:30–10:30 a.m.
August 3; 9:30–10:30 a.m.

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Creativity in Photography
Three Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20;
9:30 a.m.–noon

All levels. Our photography is often blocked by looking for things vs. finding them. During these sessions we will spend the vast majority of our time in the field. As we walk through the garden, we will stop at locations that have the greatest potential for a strong image. We will discuss light, design, and aperture and likely take images of areas you may normally pass by.
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My Favorite Things…Summer Walk
Thursday, July 7; 8–10 a.m.
Take a seasonal walk through the Garden in the morning. Join Sharon Lloyd, gardener/instructor, as she highlights some of her favorite plants include perennials, shrubs and grasses.
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