Classes, Tours & Workshops

The Missouri Botanical Garden continues to be dedicated to keeping all staff and participants safe as we move forward with a variety of class offerings at all three locations. In these ever changing times, we have made some modifications to our classes. All classes will be held outdoors or virtually, where appropriate, until further notice. CLASS LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED, a new location map, if needed, is included in the confirmation. Classes will be held under covered spaces as necessary. Each participant will be ask to electronically agree to a Covid-19 waiver upon each registration and will receive a Class Participant Protocol to review prior to class, which is included in the emailed confirmation. Each class participant will be asked to review health questions stated on protocol and take their temperature just prior to coming to class. An Education staff member will be at each class to confirm you have read and understand the protocol and have answered the health questions. If participant has a fever of 100.4 + or answers “yes” to any of the health questions, please call (314) 577-9506 to cancel and receive a full refund. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to keep everyone safe in our classes.

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. Go to Online Registration

Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Fall–Winter 2020/2021

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:


  Flower arrangement
Holiday Arrangements Made Simple (ONLINE via Zoom)
Tuesday, December 15; 11 a.m.–noon
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd and Jeanne Carbone

All levels. Treat yourself with a gift from the Missouri Botanical Garden. Join us for a fun and festive demonstration on transforming a simple grocery store bouquet to a beautiful nature display for your home. Two of our very own Garden instructors will teach you how to use flowers, cuttings from your own yard, and cones to create a centerpiece, tablescape or an interesting arrangement. Sit back and enjoy or grab a small grocery store bouquet if you want to join in the merry-making.
Owls Mating, Nesting and Owlets (ONLINE via Zoom)
Monday, January 11; 5–6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Brenda Hente
$21 members; $25 nonmembers

Great horned owls nest during the middle of winter and are the earliest birds to nest each season. Come and find out why these birds nest so early and learn all about their mating and nesting process. We will also look at the clearly defined roles of the male and female during nesting and learn all about the progression of owlet growth to dispersal age.
  Lemons being zested
Winter Citrus Boost! (ONLINE via Zoom)
Saturday, January 16; 10–11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Diana Smith
$37 members; $43 nonmembers

Need a boost of sunshine? Diana Smith will be making Immune Boosting Winter Citrus Smoothie, Thai Ginger Turmeric Chicken Soup with Lime, Pan Seared Citrus Shrimp and Dark Chocolate Orange Slice and Bake Cookies. That should help.
  Recycling center
Technology of Single Stream Recycling (ONLINE via Zoom)
Tuesday, January 19; 5:30–7 p.m.
Instructor: Republic Services staff
$15 members; $18 nonmembers

Have you ever wondered just how your recycling is separated or how a recycling center operates? Take this virtual tour of the Republic recycling center in Hazelwood and see just how amazing the process can be! The tour will include a full tutorial by Republic staff on how the machines operate, an up-close look at the whole process, and an overview of proper recycling practices to help you learn the dos and don'ts of recycling in our region.
“Awesome teacher! He gave great examples and made everything easy to understand.”

“Able to cross slab pottery class off my bucket list! Thanks!”

“Taking time to really immerse yourself in different areas of the Garden.”
—Quotes from previous participants


Quick Links

Class Catalog:
Go to Online Registration
Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Fall–Winter 2020/2021

Class Information:
Participant Safety Protocol
Class Policies

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