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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518-5337
Phone Number: 757 441 5830
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Great time walking and relaxing. We went end of flower season unfortunately but so well cared for and beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time walking and relaxing. We went end of flower season unfortunately but so well cared for and beautiful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

$12.00 to get in for adults, children pay as well. Sadly when you take the little train, you can't hear what the guide is saying because of rude tourists who talk constantly and deepen out what is being said. Seen other parks that were prettier and free. The bridge to the azalea area was blocked off, so did not get... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The butterfly house is a must see. Other reviewers didn't like the jets but there are not jets continually coming and going. The children will have fun too. There is a train that will take around if needed.

Thank ohiogolpher
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place but the nearby airport is a buzzkill with jets revving up all the time PLUS the place's lawnmowers and leaf blowers are a noisy annoyance.

Thank MikeGNASH
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! I recommend you visit and see the beauty of the flowers and butterflies. It's great to get out and enjoy the outdoors and get exercise with out realizing it because your to busy enjoying the beauty of the gardens with special people. Don't miss visiting here! It's amazing!!

Thank 463gailt
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I was so impressed that she sat and cried. I ask what's going on, she said she never felt so much peace and the the beauty of the gardens made her think of her mother's love. Wow

Thank BigWill5357
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful place to hike or casually walk around. All kinds of animals birds and plant and flowers and every kind. You fill you are in the middle of the woods totally away from the city and right on a beautiful lake. Lots of fun activities for the kids and you can actually watch planes taking off... More 

Thank 776callen
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend getting the yearly pass, it truly is the best deal. Plenty of restrooms thru out the park and a tram for those little legs or senior citizens that might have a difficult time walking the entire park. The rose garden is always a must for me, The smell alone just makes you want to walk thru it.... More 

Thank 355sharonp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are a consistent source of enjoyment for our family. We love to walk the entire perimeter of the gardens,enjoying the scenery & animal life as we go. There are secret byways we love to meander on, sit on a bench and enjoy the lake. No matter the season, the gardens are groomed and beautiful to see. We love... More 

Thank SallyATW
Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and generally peaceful place. This is appropriate for someone on their own, couples, and families. They have some activities and events throughout the year that are really nice. The Christmas drive-through is worth the trip...most of the time. The hassle is that the wait to get in can be ridiculously long and we haven't quite figured... More 

Thank jmccullough33

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