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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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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 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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Port Townsend, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family spent a day enjoying the plants, flowers, and installations in this wonderful place. Not many people, so I would say very underutilized. Wonderful children's area--something for everyone. If walking is hard, take the tram, but this is a great place to have a picnic, get a long walk, spend a day. There is also a sales room with... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place has something for everyone, and the staff is friendly and knowledgable. There is a convenient tram that takes you to different areas of the park if you don't want to walk the distance. There is a beautiful and educational splash area for the kids on a hot day as well as a very fun butterfly maze and butterfly... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

A membership is a must if you're local and love the outdoors! Fun fountain area for kids too! Also a viewing area of the airport so you can watch planes land and take off and listen to the air traffic control tower.

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