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.

Class Catalog
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Spring–Summer 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:

PAUSE Meditation in the Garden

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.

We hope you can join us for one of our upcoming classes;
$14 members, $16 non-members.

June 1; 9:30–10:30 a.m.
July 6; 9:30–10:30 a.m.
August 3; 9:30–10:30 a.m.


Working the Light
Three Mondays, June 6, 13, 20;
5:30–8 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Avetta
$105 members; $126 non-members

All levels. Learn how to photograph with light in mind first, then the subject second. During these outdoor sessions, we concentrate on understanding the importance of light and learn how subtle changes can make dramatic differences. And if needed, find ways to improve the conditions with reflectors, diffusers or artificial light.
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Become a Great Gardener: Pop of Purple Walk
Tuesday, June 7; 9–11 a.m.
Instructor: Sharon Lloyd
$33 members; $39 non-members

Designed for beginners. 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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Class Catalog
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Download a Print-at-home Catalog: Spring–Summer 2022

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Give the Garden

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Purchase a gift card that can be used for classes, as well as for admission, merchandise, membership and more.