Garden classes represent our signature experiences for school groups visiting the Garden! Led by our Educators, your students will get their hands dirty learning how plants work, the important roles they play in our environment, and the many ways in which we use plants every day. Each program is designed to engage students with inquiry-based conversations, hands-on experiences and content that strengthen curriculum connections to represent a seamless addition to your existing curriculum.
Garden Classes are available Tuesdays–Fridays (Garden is closed on Mondays) throughout the year. Garden classes may have no fewer than 10 students and no more than 90 students with one adult chaperone required for every 5 students. Visiting groups will be divided into smaller instructional teams in order for our educators to provide individual attention to students. Unfortunately; the Missouri Botanical Garden does not have indoor lunchroom facilities. Bag lunches can be stored while you are in the Garden, but please plan to eat offsite. We encourage groups to picnic in neighboring Tower Grove Park before or after your visit (email@example.com).
Guided Experiences—Students can enjoy a guided tour through the Missouri Botanical Garden, where our Educators will reinforce how plants work and how we use them every day with examples. Students can take pots and plants back to school to pot and bring home!
PlantLab Investigations are programs designed with students grades 3–8 in mind. These 1-hour programs are conducted in outside on-site and offer students an opportunity to 'dig deeper' into plant science, learning how plants adapt to different environments, how plants and pollinators interact with each other, fruit formation and more. Each student will leave with a take-home project.
Tickets to enter the Children’s Garden must be purchased prior to arrival for the discounted rate. Groups entering the Children’s Garden must have a group ratio of 1 adult for every 5 students. Tickets to enter the Children’s Garden must be purchased prior to arrival for the discounted rate. Groups entering the Children’s Garden must have a group ratio of 1 adult for every 5 students.
Read more about each of our Garden Class offerings by clicking on the class title in the list below: