Welcome to Southwest Garden!

Southwest Garden Neighborhood Map

Southwest Garden is a large neighborhood just west of the Missouri Botanical Garden. We are located South of I-44, East of Hampton, and west of Tower Grove Park and the Missouri Botanical Garden. We are less than 10 minutes from downtown, St. Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, the primary BJC HealthCare campus, and Forest Park.

Southwest Garden is composed of several diverse sections that include large and gracious private homes, some of the City’s most architecturally significant apartment buildings, as well as tidy bungalows, and Sublette Park, the highest geographical point in the City of St. Louis. Call the Southwest Garden Neighborhood office at (314) 772-6082 for more information, or browse the site to learn more about our neighborhood!


Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association BecomeAMember_110x240(SWGNA) is the resident-based volunteer neighborhood association that works for neighborhood improvement. SWGNA’s neighborhood improvement objectives include but not limited to:

  1. Coordinate beautification of neighborhood corridors, gateways and community gardens.
  2. Coordinate block unit organizational meetings and communicate with area public safety officials to abate nuisance properties and criminal activity.
  3. Coordinate with residents on improving the quality of life in the neighborhood.

The association holds four quarterly general membership meetings the fourth Monday of January, April, July and October. The 2018 meeting schedule is:

Date Time Location Focus
February 4 Sandrina's Restaurant membership drive
April 23 7:00 PM St. Louis Activity Center, 5602 Arsenal Quality of Life Panel Discussion
July 16 7:00 PM St. Louis Activity Center, 5602 Arsenal Public Safety Panel Discussion
October 22 7:00 PM St. Louis Activity Center, 5602 Arsenal Community Planning Panel Discussion

The doors open at 6:30 PM and the meetings start promptly at 7 PM. You need not be a member to attend, though membership starts at the low price of $6 a year ($10 for Single, $20 for Family, $25 for Business, $6 for Individual 65 and over). Please attend and bring a neighbor or friend as a lot of valuable information is exchanged about the neighborhood and the city. Meeting times and locations will be verified on this website as the date approaches. Major annual activities sponsored by the association:

  • Operation Brightside Blitz, Saturdays in March and April.
  • The Annual George and Sandy Grbac Heroes Appreciation Day, July 19, 2018.
  • National Night Out, 1st Tuesday in October
  • Fall Planting Projects, 2nd and 3rd weekends in October.
  • Annual Trivia Night in October 13, 2018. This is our biggest annual fund raising events. Please mark your calendar! Don’t miss this year Trivia Night. Details to follow.

The Communicator is SWGNA’s quarterly newsletter distributed to all neighborhood residents. Residents interested in joining the association may contact our office at (314) 772-6082. Click here for the latest edition of the Communicator. SWGNA Board of Directors The Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss issues concerning neighborhood improvements. Board meetings start at 6:30 PM at the SWGNA office located at 4950 Southwest Avenue, just west of South Kingshighway. Meetings are held monthly on the first Monday of every month, except August.

Office (Term Expiration) Name
President (4/2019) Chuck Fuhry
1st Vice President (4/2020) Jana Scharnhorst
2nd Vice President (4/2019) Floyd Wright
3rd Vice President (4/2020) Christopher Tysh
Recording Secretary (4/2019) Allen E. Jackson
Corresponding Secretary (4/2019) Jill Guyton
Treasurer (4/2019) Barbara Beck
Member-At-Large (4/2020) Rachel Maserang
Member-At-Large (4/2019) Amy Choy
Executive Director Kristina Jackson

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Quality of life panel discussion

This panel discussion will focus on issues such as trash over-flow, illegal dumping, insufficient street lighting, and potholes in your street etc. Your alderpersons and neighborhood improvement specialists (from Ward 8 and Ward 10) will be there to listen to questions/concerns raised by you. Operation Brightside will give each attendant a blue recycling bin, and …

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Safety panel discussion

This panel discussion will focus on crime and public safety issues. The panelists include the community outreach officer for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Don Veile, Dee Brown from the St. Louis Safety Group, Jill Guyton, SWGNA Board member and chair of the safety committee, and Kevin Bailey, the neighborhood improvement specialist from Ward 8. They will be there …

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Mark Your Calendar for Holiday Events!

 Welcome to the Christmas Holiday Season Neighbors~ I trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  Indeed we have much to be grateful for~ Kick off the Holidays with our Annual Holiday Open House!   The Open House will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the neighborhood office located at …

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