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Norfolk Botanical Garden

6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
757 441 5830
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Ranked #1 of 27 attractions in Norfolk
Type: Gardens
Activities: Biking
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Hoosick Falls, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Va. Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My grandmother, aunt, two nieces and I went here for the day. It was great. We headed to the butterfly house which was so awesome to do. I just wished a butterfly would have landed on me. After the butterfly house we took the train which was supper helpful with young ones and all there STUFF!! Next stop we headed... More

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Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very large beautifully laid out gardens,150+ acres. Good free transport around the garden nice structures (arbors, seats etc) to relax and rest. Themed garden, e.g. roses, Japanese, sensory etc. Much water on the property to add to interest. A water trip/ride available at extra cost. Admission very reasonable, nice gift shop. The garden is just by the airport, and they... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful and well laid out, but very large and on a hot day, it can be tough on tween aged kids. I have been there numerous times and the blooms are always different.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful! And huge! We were visiting Norfolk with some friend and were looking for something interesting to do to kill a few hours. This was the only place open before 10 am on a Sunday so we decided to give it a try. We were blown away. Such pretty gardens. If I lived in the area, I would definitely have... More

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Hampton, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is exactly as it sounds, it is a very large garden offering up great views and a peaceful atmosphere. I thought I would get bored fast but the sights are amazing, the fresh air smell is wonderful and there is more too see than most places. They definitely work hard to keep the area clean and it is a... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
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235 reviews 235 reviews
54 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was so hot today but I did not let it stop me from experiencing the Gardens, they were beautiful, the staff everywhere I went were both knowledgeable and friendly. Always willing to help. I had a salad in the cafe' and the young lady that waited on me was training someone and they were both so friendly and paid... More

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not to be overlooked very interesting presentations for it's size. We visited on a very warm and humid day in late June. Did some strolling early on, finished the visit by taking the tram to see the balance of this facility. If the opportunity presents itself, We would definitely visit it again in the spring or fall.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This garden is beautiful! There are so many roses to start the tour. Many nice places to sit. Gorgeous views. If you enjoy looking at flowers, I think you will enjoy this garden! You will do a lot of walking, but it is peaceful. I would recommend doing the membership if you think you will be back, as that will... More

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tauranga newzealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our party of 4 spent many hours at this wonderful garden. Something for everyone . We especially enjoyed the pontoon boat, giving a wonderful overview of the whole complex. The 'people train ' was a great free way to quickly make our way around the complex after spending several hours wandering in the heat . Lovely large trees also offer... More

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