Classes, Tours & Workshops

The Missouri Botanical Garden continues to be dedicated to keeping all staff and participants safe as we move forward with a variety of class offerings at all three locations. In these ever changing times, we have made some modifications to our classes. All classes will be held outdoors or virtually, where appropriate, until further notice. CLASS LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED, a new location map, if needed, is included in the confirmation. Classes will be held under covered spaces as necessary. Each participant will be ask to electronically agree to a Covid-19 waiver upon each registration and will receive a Class Participant Protocol to review prior to class, which is included in the emailed confirmation. Each class participant will be asked to review health questions stated on protocol and take their temperature just prior to coming to class. An Education staff member will be at each class to confirm you have read and understand the protocol and have answered the health questions. If participant has a fever of 100.4 + or answers “yes” to any of the health questions, please call (314) 577-9506 to cancel and receive a full refund. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to keep everyone safe in our classes.

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. Go to Online Registration

Download a Print-at-home Catalog:
Spring–Summer 2020
Fall–Winter 2020/2021

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:


Strawberries, Blueberries and More
Monday, September 21; 6–8 p.m.
Instructor: Elizabeth Wahle
$28 members; $34 nonmembers

Grow and harvest sweet strawberries, juicy grapes, tasty blueberries, and succulent blackberries in your own backyard. This class is designed to teach you the basics, including establishing plants, pruning, and common pests. Elizabeth Wahle will get you started with these small fruits, plus help you avoid common beginner mistakes.
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Technology of Single Stream Recycling – ONLINE
Thursday, September 24;
5:30–7 p.m.
Instructor: Republic Services staff
$10 members; $12 nonmembers

Have you ever wondered just how your recycling is separated or how a recycling center operates? Take this prerecorded virtual tour of the Republic recycling center in Hazelwood and see just how amazing the process can be! The tour will include a full tutorial by Republic staff on how the machines operate, an up-close look at the whole process, and an overview of proper recycling practices to help you learn the dos and don'ts of recycling in our region. After the tour, get your questions answered by the Garden's EarthWays Center Staff Maggie McCoy in a lively discussion about recycling.
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Hackin' Honeysuckle and Other Invasive Plants
Thursday, October 8; 6–8 p.m.
Instructor: Allison Brown
$28 members; $34 nonmembers

Join us for an evening of learning about why invasive plants pose a threat to our local biodiversity and natural areas, what we can be doing to stop the spread, and how ecological restoration can make a difference in our own backyards. We will discuss the most common invasive plant species in Missouri, learn how to control and maintain our natural areas, and discuss native plants to consider planting instead. This class is perfect for those who are interested in working outdoors, love nature, want to learn more about invasive plant species, and want to learn how to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
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Seed Harvesting for the Home Gardener – ONLINE
Tuesday, October 13; 5–7 p.m.
Instructor: Daria McKelvey
$33 members; $39 nonmembers

Have you ever wanted to save seeds from your garden plants but didn't know how to collect and store them? Now you can learn how! This class will teach you how to collect seed from your ornamental and native plants and how to properly store and prepare them for germination. The class will also cover the basic principles of seed anatomy and germination. The lesson will conclude with a seed harvesting demonstration.
“Awesome teacher! He gave great examples and made everything easy to understand.”

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“Taking time to really immerse yourself in different areas of the Garden.”
—Quotes from previous participants


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