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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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English first
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stationed in Norfolk for 6 years never stopped here, now twenty years later we finally stopped here and wow was I surprised. What a wonderful place to visit I am truly glad we did this

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Norfolk, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Nice place for a day trip. Enjoyed the multiple "sights" within the garden - special groupings of plants, vistas, statues, and a butterfly cage filled with interesting species. A Norfolk gem for an outing. If you live in the area, a great place to take visiting friends/family.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, VA, and were not only impressed by its natural beauty but by the extensive grounds (155 acres). There are numerous botanical collections to see and enjoy ... e.g. azaleas, camellias, crape myrtles, roses, hydrangeas, and many more. A good way to get an overview of the entire garden is to take... More

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Norfolk VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love the Bike nights. 15 miles of trails and a very relaxing bike ride! Worth the yearly membership.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited the Botanical gardens at the beginning of August not knowing anything about it. It was a great decision, the entry price is fair, parking was easy and the airport overlook was entertaining. The gardens and features were interesting and pretty. Lots of variety. Woodlands to walk in, gardens to walk through, lakeside walks. Interesting wildlife, insects and birds... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I love gardens and this one is no exception. If your in the Norfolk-Hampton area this is a must see if you are a garden lover. However, I would suggest giving them a call (757)441-5830 for peek blooming times. Many are seasonal so to enjoy to the max call. While I don't look for availability of wheelchair accessible etc. I... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful koi pond, peaceful spots to picnic, great place for kids. Entry price affordable, free parking.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I live near Longwood gardens in PA and liked this more. Much less formal. Lots of butterflies and birds as well as a variety of well kept gardens. I will stop by again if in the area

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New York, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If I lived in the area I would definitely have a membership to this place. The healing gardens and reflection gardens were so peaceful and serene that I could have spent an hour in either just reading a book. Not much was in bloom but it didn't matter the grounds are impeccably maintained and beautiful that just walking around the... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Have been visiting the gardens for eight years now. The WOW garden is great for kids and don't forget their swimsuits for playing in the fountains.

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