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Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Norfolk Botanical Garden and many more Norfolk attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Norfolk trip planning website.
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  • How are flowers not beautiful?!?! Especially during the seasonal shows! This place is peaceful and a great place to visit! 
    How are flowers not beautiful?!?! Especially during the seasonal shows! This place is peaceful and a great place to visit!  more »
  • Extensive, large, and shaded gardens gave us a very peaceful day out. Highly recommend if you are in Hampton Roads and need some down time. The only reminder of being in a major city is the sound of....  more
    Extensive, large, and shaded gardens gave us a very peaceful day out. Highly recommend if you are in Hampton Roads and need some down time. The only reminder of being in a major city is the sound of....  more »
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  • the gardens were spectacular! the staff were all friendly and knowledgeable. the rose garden was so fragrant and impressive. the display of washed ashore art was like a life-size game of i-spy. the trolley was a great time after we were done walking the grounds. will definitely be back for more exploring and for the million light walk around the holidays.
  • My stepmom gifted me with a membership this year and it has been wonderful. I usually take my baby and stroll her almost once a week and it never gets old looking at the beautiful view. They're set up is very nice and peaceful. You really get to enjoy nature in a quiet calm place here. From my experience thus far customer service has been wonderful with any questions or concerns I have had. There is 10 acres and they have different exhibits with new revolving things to look at often. They are dog friendly only on Sunday. I really wish they would be dog friendly a lot more often or at least a part of the 10 acres have a dog friendly area open more than just one day. I would definitely frequent more and be more liable to buy a new membership this year.

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