Downtown Greens

Dear friends,

As our community grapples with extraordinary times, we want to share with you – our most loyal supporters – an update on the current status of Downtown Greens amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.


DTG Community Garden COVID Update

Though this is a fluid situation, for the moment we are keeping the gardens open to the public from sunrise to sunset like we have for 25 years now. We urge everyone, however, to follow current health guidelines when making decisions about social distancing and sheltering-in-place. 

A note about our programs:

Volunteer Garden Hours: For the safety of our volunteers, we will not be holding Garden Hours until further notice. 

Garden Sprouts: Because of the school closures we are unable to garden with our youngest friends for the rest of the school year. We will have veggies growing for them to discover when they return in August and we’ll look forward to getting back into the dirt with our preschool gardeners.

Youth Farm Program and Youth Garden Club: Originally slated to begin in April, we are postponing the start of these programs. We will continue to update you as we know more. In the meantime our staff is planting the gardens and creating gardening videos to guide new gardeners of all ages in their quest to grow their own food.

Office Hours: Office Hours have been suspended at least until the end of April. If you need to get in touch you can email us at or leave us a message at 540-371-7315 and we will return your call as soon as we are able.

We miss all of our young friends, and we are hard at work planting seeds and getting ready for their return! If you are well, we encourage you to get outside in the sunshine and fresh air, not only for physical health reasons but also for your emotional and mental well-being. Together we can get through this.

Thank you,

The Staff and Board of Directors at Downtown Greens

Welcome to

Downtown Greens

Founded in 1995, Downtown Greens promotes environmental care by preserving two urban garden areas, using sustainable gardening methods, teaching children through a weekly Garden Club, and raising bees with the Urban Bees program.

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Downtown Greens is dependent on private donations. Make your tax-deductible contribution through the paypal button below or send a check to Downtown Greens, 206 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, Va 22401

In-Kind Support

There are many ways you can help Downtown Greens. In addition to our garden wishlist, we also welcome donations by skilled professionals, including electricians, plumbers, lawyers, accountants, videographers etc.

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Visit the Garden

The garden is open sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year. Take a stroll, read a book, meditate, and smell the flowers. We rely on volunteers help to keep the 2.7 acres of public greenspace maintained.

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Every year we host events in the garden as well as our two major fundraisers, the Down Home Ball in the fall, and the Fork it Over Festival in the spring. 

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Participate in our Programs

We have a lot going on for all ages! You can join us for one of our diverse workshops or regular programs: Herbal Enthusiasts, Marenje Marimba, Youth Garden Club, and Urban Beekeeping Club.

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Other Ways to Support Us

Spread the word: let folks know about the great things going on at Downtown Greens! Send us an email for other ideas of how you can be a part of the Downtown Greens community.

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Friends of the Garden

“Thank you!” to our generous friends that sponsored the 23rd annual Down Home Ball!

Check out a list of the sponsors and learn more about these great local businesses.

Downtown Greens Events

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Downtown Greens is located at 206 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Garden Hours: Thursdays 3:00–6:00PM and Saturdays 9:00AM–12:00PM.

Office Hours: Thursdays 12:30–2:30PM.

Call Us: 540.371.7315.


Let’s keep Fredericksburg green together