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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
Activities: Biking

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The Norfolk Botanical Garden is an amazing place of beauty and it shows the time and love that has gone to create this project of beauty. It has taken over 60 years to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The Norfolk Botanical Garden is an amazing place of beauty and it shows the time and love that has gone to create this project of beauty. It has taken over 60 years to transform swamp land for this beauty. The original project was started by a group of African American men and women. That has left a legacy of Beauty,... More 

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Averill Park, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the nicest botanical gardens I have ever seen! Twelve miles of trails, more flowers, trees, bushes than I expected, beautiful scenes -- you can't see it all in one day! Worth visiting, and we plan to go there again.

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Valatie, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Set up so something worthwhile to see whenever you are there. We were there at a time it was free to tour. If you have an opportunity to plan a photo shoot, pay and bring your ideas!

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michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love botanical Gardens. Love having the trolley take us around. Our young man driver, don't remember his name, was very friendly and knowledgeable. wonderful gift shop too. Can't believe I've never been to the gardens before.

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Sacramento
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Take the tram to get an overview of the property and then go to spots you might particularly like. You could easily spend several hours here as the grounds are quite expansive.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We spent a couple of hours at "WOW" - World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden. As I wheeled the stroller in and my 3-year-old granddaughter got her first glimpse, she said, "Mimi, this is FANTASTIC!" And it was! It's a three-acre garden filled with magical things for kids to do: child-sized buildings and activities, jungle gym area, water play... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

"Spring is a great time to visit Botanical garden" - that's what we thought and didn't regret about our decision. Park was full of blossom cherry and crabapple trees. Beautiful flowerbeds of daffodils and tulips were everywhere. It took us almost all day to enjoy the beauty of the park - endless walks though local plants and woods, Renaissance and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Grandhildren loved seeing where their Mom and Dad got married - and hearing the stories that occured at the time of. They loved all the statues and pathways - The older one said "Those houses across the water really have a pretty view looking over here when everything is in bloom". Will be going again - when the azaleas open... More 

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Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Although it was April 4th, there was a lot blooming in the gardens and the sheer number of garden area they have is entertaining enough. There is a free tram ride so you can get an overview at the beginning or end of your visit (we chose the end). Staff was helpful and friendly. Nice gift shop. Map is well... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Botanical Gardens make a good visit for anyone. The walk around is long but worth it. My son loved the pirate ship and the tram ride.

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