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 Health 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. Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Spring–Summer 2021
Class Time Supplement

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:

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Basic Botany
(ONLINE via Zoom)

Two Tuesdays, March 9 and March 16; 5–7 p.m.
Instructor: Daria McKelvey
$56 members; $67 nonmembers

If you’re new to plants and gardening, this may be the class for you! Knowing the parts of plants, and how they function is key to understanding how plants grow and survive in different environments, and improve one’s gardening knowledge and expertise. This class will give a basic overview of botany and cover topics such as plant classification, plant structures and their functions, and botanical terminology.
Winter Tree I.D.
Two Tuesdays, March 16 and 23;
4–6 p.m.
Location: Powder Valley Nature Center
Instructor: Mark Grueber
$56 members; $67 nonmembers

Can you identify a variety of trees in the winter months? Can you tell the difference between a native and an invasive tree? Maybe it’s the perfect time to take a Winter Tree I.D. class. Join certified arborist Mark Grueber for this 2-day learning experience through a walking presentation and time to discover the Powder Valley Nature Center. Come prepared for a 1-mile walk.

“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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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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