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

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Take the tram as soon as you come so you can see what is in bloom during your visit. Then you can go back to sections you would like to explore. Several areas had gravel which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Take the tram as soon as you come so you can see what is in bloom during your visit. Then you can go back to sections you would like to explore. Several areas had gravel which was difficult to navigate with a wheel chair.

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charlotte nc
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The garden is sizable with a wide variety of plant types and habitats. Very pleasant and peaceful. A little later in the spring and summer would probably have brought out even more of the garden but it was well worth the trip.

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You can't really visit here enough because every season there are major changes. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and you can feel their passion for this beautiful garden. There are a lot of educational programs for adults and children and each summer the garden does a special children's attraction. Check their web site ahead of time to see what... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I (38 and 33, respectively) have the family membership 2 year pass. We love going first thing on Saturday mornings to do our long walks. So beautiful, peaceful, and meticulously landscaped. I love taking my 1 year old nephew to the children's area. He LOVES the splash pad/water area and hands on activities. This place beats out... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great place to appreciate many common and extraordinary plants. At different times of the year certain gardens will be in full bloom. They are gorgeous. It's a relaxing place to walk and there are boat rides if you don't want to walk.

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Middleburg, Virginia
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The botanical gardens are next to Norfolk International Airport, with a hill where one can stretch out and watch airplanes landing and taking off. Admittedly, in the old days, ORF hosted a much more interesting variety of different airliners - National Airlines Boeing 727-200, United Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61, Piedmont Airlines NAMC YS-11, etc. Nowadays, commuter jets are boring, and... More 

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Loved it. The rose garden was spectacular. We went when most were in bloom. Came just a bit early for the butterfly house. Grateful for the tram because of my mother who doesn't walk well enough. The only thing I could complain about was the heat & humidity but hey, that's not the gardens fault. I will come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

There's always something to see and do at the Botanical Garden. We are very lucky to be locals and to be able to visit anytime.

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virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was a wonderful sunny day and the botanical gardens is a must to see. I could hardly find any weeds and we loved it. I love to garden and came home with some books from the gift shop.We need to go back it is ti much to enjoy in one day

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Tidewater Virginia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

No matter what time of year, the Norfolk Botantical Gardens are just beautiful. But spring is, of course, the best starting with tulips, then masses of azeleas, and finally a huge rose garden. Definitely worth seeking out.

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