Programs and Events

Community Beekeeping

The Urban Bee group is a group of Fredericksburg local bee enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about beekeeping and who share in the duties to maintain 1 communal Downtown Greens Hive. 2014 was our first year offering this exciting community program and we currently meet on Wednesdays at 6pm in the lower garden, behind 206 Charles Street. Some veils, gloves and shirts are available. See you at the hive!

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Marenje Marimba

Marenje Marimba is a youth musical ensemble which conducts classes in the unique Zimbabwean instrument: the Marimba.  Classes are available year round to both children and adults.  Besides offering classes, Marenje Marimba writes and performs their own compositions and can frequently be seen performing in Fredericksburg and beyond,  sharing the positivity and joy that emanate from this unique art form.

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Youth Garden Club

The Youth Garden club meets every Tuesday from 4-5 in the Upper Garden!  Children of all ages are given the opportunity to tend their communal vegetable patch from seed to harvest, watching it grow and seeing the fruits of their labor as they care for it. This program is completely free and all ages are welcome. We just ask that children 5 and under are accompanied by an adult.

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Herbal Arts Collective

The Herbal Arts Collective meets regularly to discuss and learn about the medicinal and therapeutic aspects of plants, many of which grow in our garden. Specialized workshops are regularly offered, which teach participants how to make herbal preparations such as salves, tinctures, teas and more.

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Events

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. These two fundraisers help sustain our annual operating costs.

Down Home Ball 2017

September 19th, 2017 greenspace Come one, come all to the event of the season! The Countdown has officially begun for Downtown Greens’ 21st annual Down Home Ball. Fredericksburg’s most time-honored and favorite “elegant hoedown” will be held this year on Saturday, October 14th, from 6pm-11:00pm at Roxbury Farm and Garden Center, 601 Lafayette Boulevard. Bump into old friends and
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Fork it Over Festival

May 4th, 2017 greenspace Fredericksburg, Va. – Downtown Greens, Fredericksburg’s local community greenspace, will host their annual Fork It Over Festival On May 20 from 2-6 p.m. The festival will be held in the Upper Gardens by the organization’s headquarters at the intersection of Charles and Dixon Street. This will allow community members to celebrate the arrival of spring
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