ESTABLISHED IN 2021
Downtown Norfolk Community Garden was established in 2021 to benefit the diverse community of Downton. It is located on the property of Freemason Street Baptist Church and was created in partnership by members of the church, the Downtown Norfolk Civic League, and Norfolk Master Gardens.
Prior to the garden’s establishment, Norfolk had many public spaces; but it did not have a community garden in the heart of downtown. This project was designed to revitalize a vacant city lot and create a living, vibrant community space.
Aspects of the garden include shaded seating areas, 4’ by 8’ raised bed gardens, water collection, cisterns, and small storage sheds.
Membership includes designated private plot-holders, community beds for donation, restaurant beds, and “teaching beds” for the Norfolk Master Gardeners and other professional gardening groups.
Apply to become a member here.
JUST SO YOU KNOW
The use of pesticides and herbicides are prohibited, as is the planting of invasive species.