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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

First time in my life the director of guest services has ever come up to my wife and I and introduced himself to us! The grounds are beautiful for being next to the airport. The boat ride was spectacular and for being off season on the 10 th my wife and I where the only ones on it. The boat... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

we were only here about an hour but it was well worth the visit we rode the tram it's only about a 15 minute ride but it highlights the garden there is also a canal ride that you can take when we were there a wedding was taking place beautiful place for a wedding I would suggest you give this... More

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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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