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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Lovely. Maintained. Trolley and boat ride wonderful. Wonderful place for social events and weddings. Gift store interesting. Best....bike rides after 5 pm thru the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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English first
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely. Maintained. Trolley and boat ride wonderful. Wonderful place for social events and weddings. Gift store interesting. Best....bike rides after 5 pm thru the park. Worst...full price entrance fee to ride your bike for an hour or two.

Thank baydaz1
San Antonio, Texas
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous. Recommend visiting the botanical gardens, it's so beautiful, well-maintained. A definite must if you go to Virginia Beach/Norfolk. Enjoy!

Thank Adrienne B
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We first decided to hop on the tram for a tour with commentary. This was a good decision as it helped us to focus on specific areas to walk to. Once the tram tour was done we walked the same route to explore at a more leisurely pace. The Japanese garden was good & the meadow flowers were beautiful. Swallowtail... More 

Thank Yvette W
South River, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Beautiful gardens, informative tram tour. Learned a lot about flowers I never knew before. You can casually walk around the garden paths at your leisure. The tram tour lets you off and will pick you up as they pass by again. I would definitely do this again.

Thank Susan F
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A gross misrepresentation of horticulture. Plant choice is poorly selected for region and continually renewed without changes in planting conditions. Protocol and management are out-dated and ineffective with little ecological concern. Misindentified plants abound. Plant records are not routinely updated. Majority of staff has a poor knowledge of horticulture, botany, and supporting disciplines. The level of courtesy towards visitors is... More 

Thank Brian J
Germantown, Maryland
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129 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

First time I visited this Botanical Garden. The gardens were interesting, and the butterfly house was also cool to tour. We enjoyed the visit very much and would say this is a must see in Virginia.!

Thank Larry20874
Southbridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

There are so many beautiful flowers and scapes to take photos of! The tours are especially nice your first time because they bring you around the grounds and give you facts on certain plants. I personally love the Butterfly Garden.. they land all over you and I'm sure if you have children they would especially love it. Just be sure... More 

Thank Karla E
Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

One of my all time favorite places to visit! The rose garden is beautiful and the boat trip on the lake is very well worth it. I love the garden shop and always pick up a small keepsake. It is a peaceful and beautiful place!

Thank Bella3020
King George, Virginia, United States
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

...and I've been to a lot of them. We decided to visit here after finding out the Chrysler museum wasn't open on Mondays. I think we spent longer in the garden than we would have in the art museum. There is so much to see you can divide it up into several days worth. Bring a book and blanket and... More 

Thank Jessica F
Sanford, North Carolina
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was our first visit to the Norfolk Botanical Garden but it will not be our last. This is a most beautiful, relaxing and educational attraction. We enjoyed it so much we became members and we live four hours away. Even in mid September there was much to see - blooms and butterflies everywhere we looked. The tram tour and... More 

Thank Debbie C

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