A message to Friends of Fellow Riverside Garden Members and our community sponsors


Thanks to the support and dedication of our staff, board members, volunteers and the community, the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens organization continues to thrive.  While our efforts may not be as visible as usual, we continue to work to maintain and preserve our beautiful botanical gardens.


The Friends organization is committed to being both responsive and responsible navigating these times with everyone’s safety in mind.  We recognize that others are dealing with far more complex and impactful challenges than where we find ourselves.  Our goal is to do our part for the well-being of our community and Fellows Riverside Gardens.


Out of concern for the health and safety of our dedicated volunteers, staff, Friend’s members and guests and in reviewing guidelines from local, state and federal health authorities we will not be holding the following seasonal events this year: Garden Bus Tours, On the Terrace at 5! and the July Annual Summer Garden Party.


We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold these events, but we know it is the right decision based on the information that we have today.


Though these events will not take place this year, we are united in focusing on our purpose – the promotion, improvement and preservation of Fellows Riverside Gardens. 


We appreciate the generosity of all who have helped our Gardens flourish. Especially at this difficult time we are grateful to our members who continue to renew memberships and we welcome those who might be interested in joining our organization.


If you are considering becoming a member or wish to renew your membership you can renew at: www.friendsoffellows.org/membership.


We encourage you to continue to enjoy the beauty of Fellows Riverside Gardens, keeping in mind social distancing and safety guidelines.  We look forward to celebrating our love of Fellows Riverside Gardens in future events and will keep you informed when those opportunities to be together again become available. Please email us at info@friendsoffellows.org with questions or comments. 




Denise Stewart

President, Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens

123 McKinley Ave. Youngstown, OH 44509

phone: 330.740.7116   •  email: info@friendsoffellows.org

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