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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
Phone Number: 757 441 5830
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Always gets me in the spirit for the Christmas season to drive thru Garden of Lights! This year seems like they have added even more. We crank up Pandora and sing all the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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English first
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139 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always gets me in the spirit for the Christmas season to drive thru Garden of Lights! This year seems like they have added even more. We crank up Pandora and sing all the way. Love NBG anytime of year, but this is special. The fee is high so load up vehicle--the more the merrier. Go early, too, to avoid line.

Thank CDMVaBeach
Williamsburg, Virginia
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122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful light displays we've ever seen. Visitors are able to walk the gardens at night from 5-8 for about 4 days before Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, cars can drive through. We walked about 2 miles and it the lighting was spectacular and I can't imagine how many hours it took to put up a million... More 

Thank Karen H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing brightens the weather like flowers galore. Even honey bees and Monarch butterflies in this time of year. Roses, Morning Glory, Azaleas all in bloom. Made for a magnificent morning. Of course there was no crowd. Preparations being made for their million-light display season.

Thank SoloDawg
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156 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip worth taking. It can add up though for a large family. $11 for adults and $9 for kids. The tram ride is included with admission. If you want to ride the boat it is another $8 dollars. Thats right folks $8, a little steep if you ask me. Check there site for what is in bloom in what... More 

Thank Idreamov
Orange Park, Florida
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place...it is very beautiful and breath taking. Walking through the different areas and seeing all the flowers were amazing...it's fall here now and everything is still magnificent. Someone had a wedding today and me personally, I would mine marrying my future wife here..the pictures don't even capture all the colors and landscape...they even have a place for... More 

Thank Eugene H
Bristol, Connecticut
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lve this place. If I lived here, I would have a membership and go regularly. Thr Renaissance garden is my absolue favorite. This park is walkable, but have enough water on a hot day. I almost paased out. Don't fret, there is a tram that makes stops through thr place if you are not as mobile.

Thank CLR-D29
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to have a chance to stretch my legs after long crowded flight. Perfect weather for a stroll. Beautiful foliage. Enjoyed walk very much close to airport.

Thank A S
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

regular visitor and love the ever changing plants. It would be nice if they had more land to develop further. May be they should consider gaining more land at another location.

Thank A J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a few hours at the gardens with the wife and kids, the garden has a wide variety of flowers and is immaculately landscaped.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was entertaining a friend from out of town that wanted to see Virginia Beach. Unfortunately there was not much to see with it being out of season and most of the shops and businesses were closed. We saw the sign for the gardens and we decided to stop in to see what they were all about. So glad we... More 

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