From the visionaries who brought you 9 Mile Garden, comes an outdoor dining experience like no other. Our beautiful neighborhood garden provides award-winning food trucks, 60+ carefully curated wines, a library of over 200 whiskeys, and showcases the best breweries in Missouri.

Frankie Martin’s Garden is the place for and about community.

With a warm, high end feel and focus on whiskey, Frankie Martin’s Garden is an inviting spot located in the heart of Cottleville to socialize with friends, family, and neighbors.

Frankie Martin was a fixture of our local community. Born on November 15, 1945, Frank J. Martin was a beloved and longtime Cottleville resident known for his charitable nature and fun personality. He was employed by St. Joseph Church and School where he was a member. He worked for more than 50 years in maintenance at St. Joseph, he was a knight in the Knights of Columbus, and neighbors recall he was a frequent customer at local favorites Bemo’s and Jo’s.

In March 2020, Frankie Martin passed away at the age of 74. Today, we honor Frankie with his own garden built right where he used to live. We revived his former home and made it our centerpiece, The House. Our vision for the garden, which lies on his previous property and farm, is to foster a place where the whole community can come together and celebrate daily.

The City of Cottleville declared June 2, Frankie Martin Day, which we will honor annually.

Brian Hardesty stands in front of what will become The House at Frankie Martin's Garden
Brian Hardesty stands in front of what will become The House at Frankie Martin’s Garden

Frankie Martin’s Garden, along with 9 Mile Garden, is a collaboration between local chef and restaurateur Brian Hardesty and Seneca Commercial Real Estate. Their shared vision is to create destinations where people from around St. Louis and beyond come together to enjoy food, entertainment, and community in a family-friendly environment. An emphasis on supporting the community means you’ll find local businesses such as food trucks, entertainers, wine and whiskey lovers, brewers, farmers and more.

Along with Larry Chapman of Seneca Commercial Real Estate, and Brian Hardesty, Managing Partner of the Food Truck Gardens, co-owners of the endeavor include: Jeff and David Kolb of Kolb Grading LLC, Tom Mohan of Chapman Ventures LLC, and Michael & Kate Reiter from Cottleville Ventures, LLC.