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.

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Fall–Winter 2021/2022

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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Succulent Hostess Gift
Tuesday, November 16; 1–2 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$35 members; $42 nonmembers
Looking for a unique hostess gift this holiday season? Then this is the class for you. Choose from a variety of small containers and make three beautiful potted succulent arrangements your friends and family will love
Gardening in Miniature: Terrarium
Thursday, November 18; 1–2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$62 members; $74 nonmembers

Come join us as we learn how to create a little indoor garden to liven up your home. Learn step by step how to create a terrarium, and make your own to take home. Soil, plants and container included.
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Evergreen Holiday Door Swag
Thursday, December 2;
1–2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$48 members; $58 nonmembers

Create a 12” fresh evergreen door swag using your choice of materials, such as evergreen boughs and juniper berries as well as natural accents like pine cones and more! Feel free to bring any additional accents you would like such as ribbons or ornaments.
This Ain’t Your Granny’s Lye Soap—Making Old Fashioned Soap with Modern Convenience
Saturday, January 15; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Instructor: Julie McCroskey
$60 members; $72 nonmembers

Come and learn how our pioneering relations made soap for washing and cleaning just about everything. Learn a little of the science behind soap making and many of the associated terms. Best of all learn to make soap with the great resources we have today as you make a batch from start to finish. Your takeaway will be one pound of soap, which will become four small bars that you and your family can use to see the nourishing benefits of handmade soap. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
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Make Your Own DIY Personal Care Products
Thursday, January 20;
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Instructors: Glenda Abney and Julie McCroskey
$30 members; $36 nonmembers

Learn to make your own DIY lip balm, bath bombs, and sugar scrub! We use simple, mostly natural ingredients great for those wanting to use less hazardous products or who have sensitive skin or allergies. In your kit, we will provide the supplies to make each product. Be inspired to make gifts this upcoming season.
PAUSE: Meditation for Educators
Virtual and in-person options available
Offered on 24 different Thursdays; 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Brittany Conners
FREE; for Educators Only

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.
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“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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Fall–Winter 2021/2022

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Give the Garden

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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