Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk

4.8
#1 of 8 in Parks in Norfolk
Walk, take a tram, or boat your way through Norfolk Botanical Garden. These gardens are listed as a Virginia Historic Landmark and are on the National Register of Historic Places. They originally opened in 1938 on 30 hectares (75 acres) of land, though today they are slightly smaller due to the nearby airport. With 19.3 km (12 mi) of walking paths, you can visit the Bicentennial Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and English-style Border Walk, among many other landscape-themed gardens. Seasonal tours via tram or boat offer information about the habitat around Lake Whitehurst, or you can use the self-guided cell phone tour as you pass numbered signs within the gardens. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Norfolk holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Norfolk Botanical Garden and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The gardens are beautiful. There is a butterfly house featuring native species of butterflies. There are activities for children as well including splash fountains.. In the gardens there is a cafe tha...  more »
  • We went for a very short visit, and will have to go back when we have more time. It's immense and there are just so many plants to see. Lovely flowers, ponds, and wooded areas. Clean and well-kept wal...  more »
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  • The botanical gardens are beautiful and relaxing any time of year, but it is especially fun to watch the progression of blooming spring through fall. They have many different opportunities to learn. The children's garden and learning area is so inviting and educational. I love to take my grandchildren to play in the fountains in the summer. It is also fun to end the visit sitting on the hill along the airport to watch the planes come and go.
  • The botanical gardens are beautiful and relaxing any time of year, but it is especially fun to watch the progression of blooming spring through fall. They have many different opportunities to learn. The children's garden and learning area is so inviting and educational. I love to take my grandchildren to play in the fountains in the summer. It is also fun to end the visit sitting on the hill along the airport to watch the planes come and go.

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