Community partners, ViBe Creative District nonprofit, City of Virginia Beach Strategic Growth Office, Lynnhaven River Now and Orbis Landscape have collaborated on an environmental effort to add new and highlight existing Urban Garden green spaces within the creative arts district. Green spaces provide opportunities to improve our local ecosystems, draw awareness to environmental efforts, improve aesthesis and provide the public with spaces to pause, relax and reflect on the community around them. No project is too small, as we look to find the forgotten or under utilized spaces within the district, while also celebrating several of the larger gardens both on public and private properties.

2021 ViBe District Urban Garden Wander Guide – download now!

A 2021 WANDER GUIDE to be illustrated by The Wild Wanderer in February 2021 for Spring launch of ViBe District Urban Garden tours / planting initiatives. Beautifully illustrated by artist The Wild Wanderer, the simple black and white botanical guide will lead visitors to gardens planted at 10 unique locations through the arts district. The back of the guide features a detailed map and plant guide designed by Orbis Landscape Architects.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE HERE: 2021 VIBe Urban Garden Guide by The Wild Wander and Orbis – Low Res


Goals of the ViBe District Urban Garden Initiative:

  • Promote and encourage green thinking in ViBe District – inspiring other property owners to provide user-friendly green spaces
  • Beautify ViBe with botanical art
  • Add another layer of interest / education via botanical placards at gardens
  • Encourage hands on volunteerism to adopt gardens throughout district with routine clean-up / planting days