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, which is an annual tasting of locally brewed beers, and an annual trivia night.

The Young Friends program is led by the Young Friends Council, a group of 40 young professionals 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 made up of current Council members.

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

To learn more, please email or call (314) 577-9432.

Call for Council members

The Young Friends Council is currently accepting applications for new members. Please submit your résumé by April 30 to

Council members are expected to support the program by donating their time and by making periodic financial commitments. This includes maintaining a current Garden membership, attending monthly Council meetings, volunteering for Garden events and supporting Young Friends events.

Council members are also expected to serve as ambassadors for the Garden by promoting the institution and its mission to their professional and social networks.

Questions? Email or call (314) 577-9432.

Tulip Trot

On April 27, the Young Friends will host a 5K fun run, the Tulip Trot. The event is presented by Macy's and will raise funds to support the operation of the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden

Learn more

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