Young Friends
Young Friends of the Garden

Young Friends of the Garden is a group of young professionals with an interest in the Garden’s work in promoting sustainability and strengthening cultural life. Participants enjoy opportunities to meet other young professionals and socialize at after-hours Garden events. Signature Young Friends events include Fest-of-Ale, an annual tasting of locally brewed beers each fall, and the annual Trivia Night–Garden Style.

Young Friends Council
The Young Friends program is led by the Young Friends Council, a group of 40 young-professional leadership volunteers who serve as ambassadors for the Garden within the community. A call for Council members is made every spring through the Young Friends email list and through our Facebook group. Council members are selected through a résumé submission process by a nominating committee consisting of current Council members.

Meet the Chair!
Brad Landsbaum, Vice President of Trust Administration at Commerce Bank, became the second chair of the Council in July 2014. Learn a little more about him.

To sign up for the Young Friends email list, please take our survey.

To learn more, please email young_friends@mobot.org or call (314) 577-9432.

Flower Power Fun Run

Join the Young Friends at their next event, the Flower Power Fun Run on Sunday, August 17. Enjoy the beauty of the Garden in the cooler morning hours, and wear your running shirt around town with pride! Early mornings not for you? Become a virtual runner instead, and we'll mail you an event shirt!

The Flower Power Fun Run will raise funds to support the operation of the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden

Facebook linkWant to stay in the know?  Join the Young Friends of the Garden's Facebook group Join the Young Friends on Facebook