Therapeutic Horticulture at the Garden
Come to Us!

Hortucultural therapist helping a senior pot a plantWant to come to the Garden? Bring your group to participate in an engaging guided visit to the Sensory Garden or customize the experience by having a Missouri Botanical Garden horticultural therapist collaborate with you to develop a nature-based program here at the Garden.

To register your group or if you have questions, please contact the Supervisor of Therapeutic Horticulture at (314) 577-9473 x 76455 or MBGTherapeuticHorticulture@mobot.org.


Adult Classes –
Well-being: Body and Mind Connections

Fee varies


Fuzzy lamb's ears plantExploring nature through your senses can take many forms. Classes provided by the Therapeutic Horticulture team are designed to encourage participants to slow their pace, pay attention to the sensory aspects of nature and improve well-being. Intentional walks include morning or evening strolls, helping an individual put the demands of the day aside and enjoy the comfort of time spent in nature.
Journey to Well-being classes

To explore other classes, go to our class offerings and filter by type for Well-being: Body & Mind Connections.

Refresh Through Nature

Participants: 6 minimum;
12 maximum
Half-day and full-day programs available


Participant sorting flowersDiscover the restorative power of the outdoors with your organization through a variety of offerings from the Garden’s Therapeutic Horticulture team. Available programs include morning and evening walks designed to encourage a slow pace and sensory awareness and/or creative nature-based activities to enrich physical, emotional and social well-being. Retreats designed as either half or full day experiences at the Missouri Botanical Garden provide a more extensive opportunity for groups.
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Therapeutic Horticultural Programs at the Garden are made possible
through contributions by:

Friends and family of Dr. Samuel D. Soule
Dr. Oscar and Barbara Soule
Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant Charitable Trust
Mary Anne Lucas Fund
Van Evera Foundation
Maritz Corporation