Classes, Tours & Workshops

NEW FOR 2021!

2021 Spring/Summer Class Catalog will be mailed late February and a downloadable catalog will be posted in our Quick Links on our Classes webpage.
Registration opens March 1 at 9 a.m.; online link will appear at that time in the Quick Links on the Classes Page.

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 Heath 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.

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:


  Seed packets
Growing Annuals from Seed (ONLINE via Zoom)
Tuesday, January 19; noon–1 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$14 members; $17 nonmembers

Growing annuals from seed can be an inexpensive and rewarding way to beautify your yard, patio, or balcony. Learn which annuals are the easiest to grow and the proper techniques to be successful, including soil-less media, containers, watering, lighting, and transplanting.
  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.
  Eco-friendly furniture repair supplies
Eco-Friendly Furniture Restoration (ONLINE via Zoom)
Thursday, January 28; 6:30–8 p.m.
Instructor: Perennial Staff

Perennial will share some of the organization’s tips and tricks to finding furniture, repairing joints, and refinishing surfaces—all with the Earth in mind! We’ll leak some of our favorite spots to find discarded furniture, give you insight into the city’s bulk trash system, and link you to resources where someone else’s trash can become your treasure. Through this virtual demonstrations, you’ll learn to add a pop of color to your projects with natural milk paint, mix and apply a fresh coat of Perennial’s signature wood wax, and cook up natural stain from walnuts. Leave with the knowledge to add a whole new look to your furniture without harming the environment or compromising your health.
Small Space Gardening (ONLINE via Zoom)
Tuesday, February 9; noon–1 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$14 members; $17 nonmembers

Small spaces can provide big impact. We will discuss many creative ways to design a small space for beauty and function. Learn to make a small space appear larger using color, line, and form. Learn types of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials that grow well in a small environment, as well as growing techniques, including vertical and container gardening.
“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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