Classes, Tours & Workshops

NEW FOR 2021!

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.

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. 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:

Grafting the Grape: Missouri Viticulture in a Family Vineyard
(ONLINE via Zoom)
Tuesday, June 22; 1–2 p.m.
Instructors: Steffie Littlefield and Cyndy Keesee

Presentation and discussion from Missouri winemakers at Edg-Clif Vineyard with owners and vintners Steffie Littlefield and Cyndy Keesee on the viticulture and winemaking using French-American hybrid grapes, and the historical legacy of using their family farm as the foundation for a 21st century vineyard, winery and brewery.
Therapeutic Horticulture and You: Mindful Harvesting and Flower Arranging
Saturday June 26; 10–11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Sammie Rector
$24 members; $28 nonmembers

Join one of the Garden's Therapeutic Horticulture instructors to learn how to incorporate Therapeutic Horticulture in your gardening practice. The class includes an introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture, a tour of the Sensory Garden, and learning how to experience the many benefits nature has to offer us. Each class will end with a hands-on activity. You can sign up for one class or multiple!
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PAUSE: Meditation in the Garden
Tuesday, July 6; 10–11 a.m.
Instructor: Dr. Brittany Conners
$14 members; $16 nonmembers

Where do you go when the world is moving too fast? Try the Garden. In today's "grind until the gears fall off" culture, it may feel counterproductive or pointless to take a break. Trust us, it is necessary and vital to your overall wellness. PAUSE (Positively Adapting Using Silence Everyday) gives you skills to retreat within using silence to unlock your new peace. Simply start by giving yourself permission to PAUSE. Come prepared for a short walk.
Become a Great Gardener: Pop of Purple Walk
Tuesday, July 6; 9–10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$21 members; $25 nonmembers

Purple is the "oh so versatile" color that compliments everything! In this walking tour we will explore beautiful trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and annuals that can add a “pop of purple” to your garden. Take home a small plant to add to your garden. Come prepared for a one 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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