Making St. Louis a cleaner, greener, better place to live!

Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

From graffiti removal to Blitz to the daffodils that sprout their blooms all around town, Brightside St. Louis is the city’s oldest and most comprehensive not-for-profit cleaning and greening group. Learn more about what we’re doing to grow an even more beautiful St. Louis!

Brightside is funded through donations from individuals, companies and foundations and by a grant from HUD and the St. Louis Community Development Administration.

Featured in the Missouri Conservationist

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The Demonstration Garden Turns 10!

What a Difference 10 Years Makes!

From a vacant lot to a vibrant landmark, the Brightside Demonstration Garden has grown beyond our wildest dreams!  Just a decade ago, 20 U.S. Marines built the Demo Garden essentially in one week.  We especially thank those who helped plan and sponsor the development.  You can read about the Demo Garden’s origins here.

Marines working on the rain garden area of the Demo Garden in 2011.
The rain garden today.

Open to the public, we invite you to stop by to learn about all of the native plants, stormwater management features and other sustainable elements the garden now includes!  (Have you seen our handcrafted, solitary bee house yet?!)

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