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.

Class Catalog
Online Registration for Spring–Summer Classes
Online Registration for Fall–Winter Classes
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Spring–Summer 2022
Fall–Winter 2022/2023

If you have questions, please call us at (314) 577-9506 or email classes@mobot.org.

 
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Give the Garden

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Featured Classes

Boot camp

Photography Boot Camp I
Four Tuesdays beginning September 6;
9:30 a.m.–noon

Tired of going through confusing manuals and not understanding where to start? In this multi-session, hands-on course we will simplify your life by explaining the key functions on your camera, why they are important, and how to use them to your advantage. We will also discuss camera settings, ISO settings, white balance, and a few other critical features.
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lawn

Rescue and Renovate Your Cool-Season Lawn
Wednesday, September 7; 6–8 p.m.
Cool-season lawns of bluegrass and fescue varieties are best for St. Louis. In this class, Glenn Kraemer will focus on seeding, renovating, fertilizing, and watering. He will also discuss weed, disease, and pest control challenges. You'll leave this class with a complete picture of the steps necessary to maintain your cool-season lawn.
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Fountain

Mindfulness in the Garden
Four Thursdays beginning September 8;
9:30–11 a.m.

Immerse yourself in the sensory treasures of the Garden. We will mindfully experience the Garden’s 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.
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