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  1. Garden Nights Out


    Bring a date, bring your friends, or just bring yourself for a night out in the garden. Classes give instruction in practical and creative ways to use garden plants. Snacks provided. Registration required by 5 p.m. Thursday before. Space is limited. Register online.

    16 and up.
    Fri., 7 p.m.
    Sept. 13: Basic Canning and Salsa Making
    Oct. 4: Pumpkin Centerpieces
    Nov. 1: Pie Clinic
    Dec. 6: Holiday Ornament Terrariums
    $30/Person, $45/Couple

  2. Home School Horticulture


    Home school students study special topics in horticulture. Designed for Missouri Learning standards in Science.

    Grades K-12, organized by date
    Thurs., 10 a.m.
    Sept. 12: Kindergarten
    Sept. 26: Grade 1 Oct. 10: Grade 2
    Oct. 24: Grade 3 Nov. 7: Grade 4
    Nov. 21: Grade 5 Dec. 5: Grade 6
    Dec. 12: Grades 7-8 Dec. 19: High School
    $3/class

  3. Gardens Aglow


    Enjoy an evening stroll through the Mizumoto Japanese Garden glowing with festive lights and music! Campfires and hot cocoa available to keep you warm.
    All ages
    Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 29-Dec. 28
    5-8:30 p.m.
    $5/adult; FOG, SSCA and children 12 and under free

  4. Holiday Train Garden Display


    The magic of miniature landscapes and moving model trains transforms the Botanical Center atrium into a holiday wonderland. Presented by the Ozarks Garden Railway Society. Donations accepted.
    All ages
    Dec. 1-31
    Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Free

  5. Christmas at the Farmstead


    Join volunteers at the Gray/Campbell Farmstead to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas. Decorate the tree with hand-made vintage ornaments and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and carols.
    All ages
    Sat., Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m.
    Free

  6. Handmade Wreath Workshop


    Create your own holiday wreath with fresh greenery and dried natural ornaments from the garden. Classes limited to 12. Register by Dec. 11.
    12 yrs. and up
    Fri., Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m.
    $30/item

  7. Topiary Trees and Swags Workshop


    Create your tabletop tree or swag for tables, mantles or door hangings, using an oasis form with fresh greenery and dried natural ornaments from the garden. Classes limited to 12. Register by Dec. 12.
    12 yrs. and up
    Sat., Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m.
    $30/item

  8. School’s Out: Holiday Crafts


    Join us in the Botanical Center Meeting Room to make nature-themed holiday crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    All ages
    Sat., Dec. 14, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
    $5/item