Classes, Tours & Workshops

2021 Classes:

The Missouri Botanical Garden continues to be dedicated to keeping all staff and participants safe and appreciates your patience and understanding.

  • All classes will be held in-person outdoors or virtually. Outdoor classes will be held under covered spaces if needed and limited capacity 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.
  • As you arrive to class, the instructor will confirm you reviewed the Health Questions, listed in the Education Participant Safety Protocol, and will update you on any changes in safety protocols.
  • 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.

Note: If you coming to the Garden for a class you have registered for, you do not need to make a general admission reservation.

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
Go to Online Registration
Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Spring–Summer 2021
Fall–Winter 2021/2022
Registration for Fall–Winter classes opens August 2.

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:

Become a Great Gardener: Top Ten Natives
(Online via Zoom)
Tuesday, August 10; 1–2 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$14 members; $17 nonmembers

Designed for beginners. Do you see native plants for sale at nurseries but are not sure which ones to choose or how to combine them in your existing garden? Join us as we take a look at the top ten native plants, shrubs and trees for the St. Louis area, and learn how to incorporate them into your landscape.
Grafting the Grape: Art and Science Dialogue
(Online via Zoom)
Saturday, August 14; 6–7 p.m.
Instructor: Dornith Doherty and Dr. Allison Miller

Presentation and discussion on the impact of the Grape phylloxera epidemic on European vineyards that lead to the development of using native American grapes for grafting, with artist Dornith Doherty and botanist Dr. Allison Miller.
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EV 101: An Introduction to Electric Vehicles
(Online via Livestorm)
Wednesday, August 18; 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ameren Missouri's EV experts

Join Ameren Missouri for an exclusive virtual electric vehicle (EV) experience. EV 101 provides a brief introductory overview of EV benefits, charging infrastructure, and available incentives. Guest speakers from Ameren Missouri will be available to answer your questions and help you figure out if an EV could be right for you. Underwritten by Ameren Missouri.
Rescue and Renovate Your Cool-Season Lawn
(Online via Zoom)
Tuessday, September 7; 6–7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Glenn Kraemer
$21 members; $25 nonmembers

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.

“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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