Norfolk Botanical Garden

6700 Azalea Garden Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518
Telephone: 757-441-5830

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HOURS: Daily: 9:00am-7:00pm (April 1-October 15); 9:00am-5:00pm (October 16-March 31)

Norfolk Botanical Garden is nationally recognized for its deep-rooted history and celebrated for its blooms in every season. In 1938, a WPA grant paid 220 African-American workers to clear 30 acres of dense vegetation, sowing the seeds for what is now one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. The 155 acre garden is home to 30 distinctive themed gardens, 95 species of birds and 30 kinds of butterflies. Their latest garden is World of Wonders – A Children’s Adventure Garden – a 3-acre garden where kids explore the connections between plants, international culture and the environment – all while having fun!

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