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. View Online Catalog for:
Fall–Winter 2019/2020 (September–February)

If you have questions, please call us at (314) 577-5140 or email

Join us for an upcoming class. Here are just a few:


  Garden Glow Capturing the Garden Glow: Creativity
Monday, December 9; 4–6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Avetta
$65 members; $78 nonmembers

Influenced by the Garden’s global reach, Garden Glow will celebrate the holiday season with the colors of the world in brilliant light and interactive fun. We will take the next step and try some creative techniques to bring a whole new look to what we see. We will work with motion, blur, reflections, and point of view and expand our shooting opportunities. These will be photos that are unlike others you have taken at Garden Glow. Class fees include admission to the event after the 2.5-hour class with 1-hour non-public and 1.5-hour with public photo shoot. The use of a tripod is highly recommended. Register
  Snow globe
Succulent Holiday Snow Globe
Tuesday, December 10;
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$34 members; $41 nonmembers

Come make this easy, super cute Snow Globe plus learn succulent care tips. Keep it for yourself or give as a gift for this holiday season. This class includes that evening’s ticket to the Garden Glow. Invite friends or family and make it a festive evening event! Price per person; all supplies included. Register
  Annuals and seed packets
Growing Annuals from Seeds
Saturday, January 11; 10 a.m.–noon
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$31 members; $40 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. Take home annual seeds to get started. Register
  Terrarium Terrariums: Greening Your Cube
Thursday, February 6; 5:30–7 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$55 members; $69 nonmembers

Bring nature into your office! Join us as we learn how to create a little indoor garden to green up your office or cubicle. Learn step by step how to create a terrarium and what plants will thrive in that environment. Register
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“Taking time to really immerse yourself in different areas of the Garden.”
—Quotes from previous participants


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