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Norfolk Botanical Garden

Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
Phone Number: 757 441 5830
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Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Norfolk
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Durango, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had the pleasure of visiting this lovely location when our connecting flight was delayed. It was late Spring with the azaleas and rhododendrons in full bloom. Lots of birds and butterflies along the walking path. Beautiful and peaceful despite being at the airport. It was a nice, unexpected distraction. Lovely.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our daughter was Married in the Butterfly Garden at Norfolk Botanical Gardens, and it was absolutely lovely. The Gardens are a very beautiful, bright spot in the City of Norfolk. And worth every penny to visit. When the Rose garden is in bloom, between the color and the scent that permeates the air? WoW is all I can say! Visit... More 

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Gladwin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had so much fun,was great for adults as well as the kids! Beautiful! We all enjoyed! My daughter bought the membership,so her family will be visiting again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely place to walk... water park area for kids for really warm days.... interesting facts along the way

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Botanical has historical significance built in the 30's. Boat rides in the summer, butterfly gardens, Halloween events, Garden of Lights, kids area...the garden has a little bit for everyone. The rose garden is spectacular, and in the a couple a days a week during certain hours you can actually ride your bike and enjoy all areas.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It may not be Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, but it's sure worth a visit. For a onetime visit, take the tram. You'll never see it all on foot. In summer, the screened in butterfly garden is a real treat. There's a nice play area for kids to burn off a little steam, too. At times the airport makes some noise,... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Something for everyone here and something interesting in any/all seasons. It's also not too expensive. I don't garden myself but love to walk around here.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Can't go wrong with 155 beautifully landscaped acres. Don't miss the butterfly house in season! And in the winter, the Tropical House is amazing!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stumbled across the light show while getting lost trying to get to the airport and were completely blown away. As a botanical garden and as a light show this place knows how to impress. If you enjoy the outdoors in anyway I would make sure you come visit this place.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a Botanical garden that was built during the 30's under FDR's administration. long pathways, pretty azaleas, train rides that are available describing all the garden features as well as boat rides in the summer. During the holiday season, they have holiday lights up and you can pay an admission to drive through at night.

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