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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518-5337
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Get there early on a popular day!

We visited the Garden on Mother's Day. Seems like we weren't the only one with this idea. Getting in for us about 10:00 was not a problem with maybe a 10 minute wait to get thru... read more

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Michael P
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Garden on Mother's Day. Seems like we weren't the only one with this idea. Getting in for us about 10:00 was not a problem with maybe a 10 minute wait to get thru the gate and pay. However, when we left about 1:00 PM the line of cars to get in extended waaay down the street. The... More 

Thank Michael P
Norfolk, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am impressed and so are the little cousins when they visit. The theme is seasonal so you see lights arranged in images relating to each season. Oh, there is a huge spider web that you drive under as well. Apples in baskets, sunflowers, tulips, fall leaves and more. Tune into the radio station playing Christmas music to make the... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Norfolk Botanical Garden is fun for the whole family! Huge variety of vegetation in many beautiful areas. Largest rose garden on the East Coast, so beautiful! Fun area for kids to play and learn. Lots of paths for walking and a bike trail as well. Cute gift shop for that special gardener! A tram and boat provide extra special ways... More 

Thank Beth J
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a nice place. Had a place for kids to run through water and an area just for them. This was the hotest day that we were there so not a good choice to get all hot and sweaty before boarding a plane. The cafe was very good but costs more than to get into the place. We got... More 

Thank 328Bella
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since Trip Advisor reviewers had put this at the top of the list of things to do while in the area, we decided to give it a go finally. We were not disappointed. Getting to it was easy, parking was abundant (it was a slow day they told us), but trying to figure out where to enter was a bit... More 

Thank momtomitchell
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother, for my birthday, took me on a sunset kayak tour through the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Kayak Nature Tours. It was awesome! I recommend doing a tour with them. The tour guide was very knowledgeable with local plants, birds etc. Although this is the only photo I took, it was very enjoyable!

Thank Florence W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the gardens with my family. The place is beautiful with a lovely walk and various areas to sit. We particularly enjoyed the rose garden

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect Mother's Day trip. The roses were delightfully planted with every imaginable colors.following the map we walked the grounds to different sections of the park, to European sculptures, Japanese gardens, and there are benches to sit and relax. There is a coffee shop for drinks and snacks. A beautiful garden to spend a day

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Norfolk, Va
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Norfolk Area, be sure to put the Norfolk Botanical Gardens on your list. Lived here all my life (78yrs) and never really put it on my screen. This year signed up for Tai Chi in the Gardens for 12 weeks/in the package obtained a membership to the gardens. Such a surprise! In all seasons there... More 

Thank MBearNorfolk
Cameron, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Norfolk Botanical Gardens is a great place to visit for not a lot of money. If you like Roses you will not believe the rose garden. Must be 20 acres of more. The place is 100's of acres with trails to all the sites. If you do not want all the walking they have a great tram that takes... More 

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