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Norfolk Botanical Garden

6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
757 441 5830
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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Norfolk
Type: Gardens
Activities: Biking
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Botanical gardens at the beginning of August not knowing anything about it. It was a great decision, the entry price is fair, parking was easy and the airport overlook was entertaining. The gardens and features were interesting and pretty. Lots of variety. Woodlands to walk in, gardens to walk through, lakeside walks. Interesting wildlife, insects and birds... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I love gardens and this one is no exception. If your in the Norfolk-Hampton area this is a must see if you are a garden lover. However, I would suggest giving them a call (757)441-5830 for peek blooming times. Many are seasonal so to enjoy to the max call. While I don't look for availability of wheelchair accessible etc. I... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful koi pond, peaceful spots to picnic, great place for kids. Entry price affordable, free parking.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I live near Longwood gardens in PA and liked this more. Much less formal. Lots of butterflies and birds as well as a variety of well kept gardens. I will stop by again if in the area

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New York, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If I lived in the area I would definitely have a membership to this place. The healing gardens and reflection gardens were so peaceful and serene that I could have spent an hour in either just reading a book. Not much was in bloom but it didn't matter the grounds are impeccably maintained and beautiful that just walking around the... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Have been visiting the gardens for eight years now. The WOW garden is great for kids and don't forget their swimsuits for playing in the fountains.

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Norfolk, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As a member of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens I highly recommend a visit to the NBG when visiting Norfolk. Even if you are not a plant person, there is something for everyone. They have an amazing WOW (World of Wonders) garden for children loaded with activities and pop-up fountains to play in. So pack a bathing suite...adults and kids! While... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

although the weather was amazingly bad with flash flooding, thunder and lightening. The gardens and butterfly house were stunning and the tram was a great service to get around the gardens

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Something to do on a nice day. Lots of activities for kids. Lots of paths and gardens to wander through.

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Hoosick Falls, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'm not any sort of plant or flower person, so I wasn't sure how I would like it but I wanted to do something that I hadn't done yet while in VA. It was quite hot when we went (90) but I really enjoyed it. We didn't do the tram tour, or the boat, we just walked around through the... More

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