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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518-5337
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Four of us came on a pleasant Sunday about 11:30 for a half-afternoon, and we could have stayed another two hours or more. We started with the half-hour tram tour (included) around the perimeter of the space. Then the Japanese garden, the tropical-plants conservatory, a...More

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went in an unusually mild August. Probably too hot for normal summer. We were there early (they do not open until 9am). We took the first tram though the facility at 10. The driver gives some history along the way. Tram stops at many...More

Thank 7Step
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I visited on my birthday, which was the same day as the honey bee celebration- 08/18/18. The tram tour was very informative and the overall staff was very educated and friendly! The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained!

Thank TINKERBELLE0818
Reviewed August 9, 2018

What an awesome place. We spent 3 hours Thursday afternoon walking around. Our favorites were the rose garden and the butterfly maze and building. So many different kinds of roses. It was amazing to see the butterflies attracted to flowers that are the same color...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The butterfly garden and exhibit were simply phenomenal. There were chrysalises and larvae everywhere which made it very easy to see the different stages of the metamorphosis that they go through.

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and son took me here as a surprise for my birthday! We made it thru the gate just 10 minutes before the last tram tour of the day. The tram tour is a great way to quickly see the majority of what the...More

Thank ssegarden
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The garden is huge and the kids enjoyed the splash pad and the various (educational) attractions, they also liked the planes taking off all the time, which might be a minus for visitors looking for a relaxing (or romantic) stroll in the park as it’s...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Going in the fall season meant that the humidity and temperature were fabulous and the mixture of the alluring flowers and fallen beautiful Fall leaves...to me was exquisite.JMO

Thank KimberlyPittman
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful paths to walk around viewing nature at its finest! Also a great summer camp for kids! Our daughter went for several years

Thank cal223
Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you love flowers and being close to nature this is the place to be !I love taking pictures of flowers and nature shot's !! Norfolk Botanical provides all of that in one place . Some of my best shot's were taken there !!

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fowlerresidence
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
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hcarson115
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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Danielle B
June 7, 2017|
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Response from nessor | Reviewed this property |
Always something blooming!
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