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“Something for every season” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
757 441 5830
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Something for every season”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Along with the flowers, the gardens plans events all through the year. This includes Christmas Lights displays and train rides through the park.

Visited December 2012
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Autumn at the Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Beautiful changing leaves and a great place to stroll and enjoy the weather. I cant wait to visit in the spring.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We enjoyed the gardens and took advantage of their tour bus. It is a little more wild than the Longwood Gardens in PA but still very beautiful.

Visited June 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
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“One of the best things to do in Norfolk if you love natural beauty.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The NBG is staffed by dedicated employees and volunteers who are passionate about plants and nature. We have a family membership so that we can go there anytime without having to decide to incur the admission fee. We don't mind the cost because the gardens cost money to maintain and we believe it is a treasure in our community.

Your admission includes free tram access, or you can walk. The whole garden is very accessible regardless of your physical condition. I have never seen it overly crowded; even at peak times one still can find a sense of quiet and solitary beauty.

There are different kinds of "gardens": a rose garden, a Japanese garden, sculpture gardens, a wildflower meadow, a butterfly garden, a Virginia grove of trees, to name a few, and a beautiful lake in the middle. People have weddings there because it is so pretty.

The Garden also has special events year-round. There is a wonderful gift shop with a varied selection of reasonably-priced items. It is great for couples, friends, or families with children of all ages. There are special exhibit areas geared to children.

Visited November 2012
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Norfolk, Virginia
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“When family visit we must take them here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Love the gardens! Every family member that visits us is taken here. We have a membership and visit often. Great place year round. They always have something special to see and do.

Visited November 2012
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