Watch, Learn and Dig In


Known as Gateway Greening’s outdoor office, the Demonstration Garden on Bell Ave. is a thriving community resource for urban gardening activities. It features 20 garden demonstration beds and shares its space with Bell Garden, a traditional community garden. Each week, food from the garden is weighed, shared with volunteers, and delivered to a local soup kitchen. Visit to help us out, borrow some tools or just to learn more about gardening.


The Demonstration Garden is also home to the Carriage House and Community Coop.



The Carriage House

The Carriage House (3815 Bell Ave.) serves as an indoor community garden-learning center.


The PURINA Community Coop

The Community Coop is home to urban chickens whose eggs are donated to local food pantries, underprivileged families and volunteers. Sponsored by Purina® Animal Nutrition, the coop also offers classes for kids and chicken keepers.





Saturday: 9am-12pm

First Saturday in March – First Saturday in November

Closed for major holidays Weekends (Memorial, Independence, Labor Day)


3841 Bell Ave., St Louis, MO, 63108.

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Seed distribution
Tool loans
Garden education workshops
20 garden demonstration beds
Picnic shelter
Composting area
Volunteer orientation
Field Trips



Garden Program Manager