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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518-5337
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Norfolk botanical garden is beautiful in the spring, summer and fall but also host Holiday lights and other events when there aren't many blooms in view. Located near Norfolk International Airport (You can walk through a gate to the garden outside of B terminal)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheOz-Of-VB
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on the last evening of the show, and it was absolutely fantastic. They said there were a million lights, and I believe it, but the scenes were amazing - one felt like you were underwater,another like you were rising through the stars, many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HJClark
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with friends for driving through the Garden for the Christmas Lights. They were great with a many displays as we slowly drove through the Gardens. Weather was perfect for viewing the displays and there was no rush in driving your car through the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ibtravelinj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a Fun time- a tad bit expensive. Some of the exhibits seemed a bit dated. It is in a pleasant location.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jim K
Reviewed 1 week ago

In December, my husband and I, with a few friends, did the Garden of Lights Million Bulb Walk. It had been a few years since I did this and I enjoyed it very much. We picked the perfect night as it was very warm. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dianelA1825SZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Put Botanical Garden on your bucket list to visit. Walking trail is beautiful in the Spring and Summer. Very safe place and lots to see. I enjoy the different gardens, statues, and trolley ride. The sand-park and water park for the children are awesome as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wanda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girlfriends went for the first time and we all had a great time! Was just cold enough so we enjoyed walking. It was a nice added attraction that they offered a trolley to take us back to the entrance!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gina M
Reviewed December 12, 2018

if you like botanical gardens, you'll love it. We go 6-10 times a year in all seasons and regularly take guests. Cafe is a simple but pleasant lunch spot overlooking Japanese gardens. Boat tour is a must do at least once. Tram is a great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Richard O
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I've visited the Gardens on several occasions. It's a lovely place for a family outing, wedding, date... One of my favorite events at the Gardens is the Bulb Walk during the holidays. It is so festive and so fun! We walked it and enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenniferDawnHomes
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, lights and fun for all. Eerie glow of lights in remote areas. Driving experience is great too, but walking has a special intimate feel with beautiful displays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George N
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from NBGStaff | Property representative |
Marigold and Honey Café is located in our Japanese Garden and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The Café is open April-October from 11am-4pm Monday -Friday and 11am-5pm on weekends and offer fresh seasonal fare from... More
July 23, 2017|
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Response from hll333 | Reviewed this property |
I saw strollers on the tram, so I will say yes
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June 7, 2017|
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Response from nessor | Reviewed this property |
Always something blooming!