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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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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome Gardens in the heart od Norfolk. Great kids area and many things to see while in the gardens!! Worth the trip!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

With stunningly-kept up grounds, a visit to this place provides for a great little retreat right in Norfolk. The gardens provide for very kid-friendly locations, but there are also plenty of secluded spots to explore as a couple. Also a great location for a photo shoot (which you need to schedule beforehand, 2-hour blocks offered Monday-Friday).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Wonderful visit. Walked a good portion of the gardens. Nice shady woods, incredibly large rose garden (could have spent a day just among the roses!), butterfly house, sculptures, reflecting pool, etc. Be sure to take a map, plenty of water to stay hydrated, and wear good walking shoes. Stray from the paved areas and see the gardens as they're meant... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This garden has several stunning views. The tram guide was entertaining and an amazing way to get an educational overview and see what the garden has to offer. Definitely need to visit when in the area.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you live in the area I highly recommend getting your season pass. SO MANY activities to do all the time, you never get bored.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Norfolk Botanical Gardens are just gorgeous all year long--so many things to see and experience. the grounds are gorgeous and lush, there is a ton of wildlife to observe, many interactive exhibits and classes to take, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I just love the different flowers and trees and the dozens of different birds to watch.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The gardens are stunning. The honey bee festival was fun and much more than I expected. Informative with lots of different vendors. The festival is only once a year, this year it was in August but they have other events all year long. Check out their web site for the calendar .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gardens are beautiful towards the end of May. Lots of color, also they have weddings there. There are many places to walk, I am not sure children would enjoy this so much, unless it is during special events.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautiful retreat, but not overwhelmingly crammed with flowers, succulents, shrubs and trees. It is very spread out so a lot of fun for a long stroll.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went early on a Sunday and the weather was great. Warm but not too warm. The tram is an awesome way to get around, I kept finding reasons to go back out on the tram and work my way back on foot. I suggest going early, because when I was leaving, around 2:30-3pm the large groups were coming and... More

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