Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA

Norfolk Botanical Garden

6700 Azalea Garden Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518
Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Healing Garden is dedicated not only to introducing the visitor to plants with healing properties, but to draw him or her into a peaceful haven of rest and healing. The Healing Garden features medicinal plants, a gentle stream and pools, and is privately nestled among the woods. The quiet setting provides a soothing stop for visitors walking through the Garden's woodlands.
6700 Azalea Garden Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518

Maximum Capacity: 1000 people
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Norfolk Botanical Garden provides an educational experience while entertaining visitors of all ages. More than twenty thousand children and adults are reached every year at the Garden by programs, classes and Norfolk Botanical Garden lectures. Volunteers provide more than seventeen thousand hours each year working in all aspects of the Gardens operations. From its humble beginnings as a WPA project to its status as a nationally recognized garden that attracts visitors from around the world, Norfolk Botanical Garden has experienced amazing growth.

The mission of Norfolk Botanical Garden is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs.

Norfolk Botanical Garden includes 155-acres, with over 20 theme gardens that can be viewed by tram, boat or by foot.Theme gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden and the Four Seasons Garden. Each of these gardens allows guests to see a variety of plants-from the cultivated to the wild.

Norfolk Botanical Garden along with local garden societies and volunteers continues to expand and improve every year.
Packages
Rose Garden Hall for Corporate Events (Half Room, Monday - Thursday)
$500
per event
Attendees: 1 - 100 Deposit: $250 Total Price: $500     Show Details
Renaissance Court (starting at $900)
$900
per event
Attendees: 1 - 400 Deposit: $450 Total Price: $900     Show Details
Rose Garden (starting at $900)
$900
per event
Attendees: 1 - 240 Deposit: $450 Total Price: $900     Show Details
Perennial Garden (starting at $900)
$900
per event
Attendees: 1 - 80 Deposit: $450 Total Price: $900     Show Details
Statuary Vista (starting at $900)
$900
per event
Attendees: 1 - 100 Deposit: $450 Total Price: $900     Show Details
Butterfly Garden
$900
per event
Attendees: 1 - 150 Deposit: $450 Total Price: $900     Show Details
Flowering Arboretum (starting at $900)
$900
per event
Attendees: 1 - 100 Deposit: $450 Total Price: $900     Show Details
Rose Garden Hall (Monday - Thursday, 9am-5pm)
$1,000
per event
Attendees: 1 - 400 Deposit: $500 Total Price: $1,000     Show Details
Garden Cafe (starting at $1,000)
$1,000
per event
Attendees: 1 - 100 Deposit: $500 Total Price: $1,000     Show Details
Baker Hall (starting at $1,200)
$1,200
per event
Attendees: 1 - 300 Deposit: $600 Total Price: $1,200     Show Details
Rose Garden Hall (Monday - Thursday, 6pm-12am)
$1,300
per event
Attendees: 1 - 400 Deposit: $650 Total Price: $1,300     Show Details
Rose Garden Hall Weekend Rental (starting at $1,500)
$1,500
per event
Attendees: 1 - 400 Deposit: $750 Total Price: $1,500     Show Details
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Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Not only is Norfolk Botanical Garden a beautiful place, it is also a valuable resource! Be sure and check here often for important gardening information, including ideas for your garden.

Photos published with permission of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Not only is Norfolk Botanical Garden a beautiful place, it is also a valuable resource! Be sure and check here often for important gardening information, including ideas for your garden.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Grand entrance, vaulted ceiling and stately pillars make Baker Hall a truly majestic setting.Norfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Grand entrance, vaulted ceiling and stately pillars make Baker Hall a truly majestic setting.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Grand entrance, vaulted ceiling and stately pillars make Baker Hall a truly majestic setting.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — This peaceful spot offers visitors an extensive view of the Garden from its two-tier deck and gazebo. Relax under the shade of a mature oak tree overlooking broad sweeps of plants selected especially for their color and texture.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Choose from a number of beautiful sites in the Garden where your bench will be placed, complete with a commemorative plaque up to 4 lines.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Adjacent to NBG's main parking area, the rose garden was dedicated in 1976 as a bicentennial tribute to the nation. Contained in this garden are over 2,300 rose plants representing over 260 varieties of roses. At the height of bloom mid May through October, over 250,000 rose blooms may be seen. This garden has an accessible terrace overlooking rest areas, fountains, and picturesque garden surroundings.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — This is the second summer season the Wildflower Meadow is back and blooming -- after we spent two years waging war against invasive weeds.  Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) and Johnson-grass (Sorghum halepense), have finally been replaced with favorites like Cosmos and Coreopsis.  As with all invasive weeds, mugwort and johnson-grass are notoriously hard to control and almost impossible to eliminate.  Repeat treatments were required to have a lasting effect on their spread, and that meant we went two summers without the wonderful wildflowers.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — A group of 12 or more adult visitors qualifies for special admission prices and exclusive guided tour opportunities!Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — In tribute to the forebearers of modern gardening, one of NBG's main pathways leads visitors through the Border Garden. Color and symmetry are the main elements in traditional English gardens, and this garden will not disappoint those looking for such traditional floral displays. Blooms and foliage of various hues bring dynamic color to this area of NBG. Tulips, daffodils, pansies and azaleas brighten the pathway in spring, and summer color is provided by hibiscus 'Diane', impatiens, petunias and gomphrena.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — We’re putting the “fun” back in “fundraising” by letting you personalize Around the World Plaza.  These special bricks will form a border at the Global Gateway to welcome visitors from all over the world.  Send a message of love, hope or happiness with an imprint brick -- or preserve the unique penmanship of the children in your life with a signature brick.  What a great gift idea when babies are born or to celebrate birthdays, baptisms or even anniversaries.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Every season, the Garden provides a fantastic array of color - a splendid backdrop for any occasion. From a walk down a natural aisle of flowers in the Statuary Vista on your wedding day or holding your company picnic surrounded by the lush greenery of Mayor's Row the many outdoor options at the garden will make your next event truly memorable.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Anchored by a glittering fountain with water channeled through the center pathway, this spectacular one-acre garden features more than 200 different varieties of perennials, woody ornamental shrubs and annuals.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Our flexible and assorted indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate groups of any size. Our staff will attend to every detail.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The 2-acre Bristow Butterfly Garden provides a habitat to attract and support butterflies and moths during all stages of their life cycle. Within the garden you will find a Swallowtail and Monarch nursery, nectar garden, moonlight garden, butterfly bush collection and butterfly maze.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The 2-acre Bristow Butterfly Garden provides a habitat to attract and support butterflies and moths during all stages of their life cycle. Within the garden you will find a Swallowtail and Monarch nursery, nectar garden, moonlight garden, butterfly bush collection and butterfly maze.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Girl Scouts can discover the great outdoors on Saturdays through seven entertaining and educational programs.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The 2-acre Bristow Butterfly Garden provides a habitat to attract and support butterflies and moths during all stages of their life cycle. Within the garden you will find a Swallowtail and Monarch nursery, nectar garden, moonlight garden, butterfly bush collection and butterfly maze.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Children search for seeds, smell flowers, and feel the bumpy bark of trees on their tour through the Garden. Lots of games and hands-on activities make this a great program for our young audiences to learn why plants are important.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Terrace Café offers a truly unique indoor setting - including a hand-painted garden themed mural - as well as a terrace overlooking the Japanese Garden. Suggested seating for a seated event in the café is 82 people.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Magnolia Room and Camellia Room
These 8 x 20 classrooms are separated by a divider.
Specifications:Room capacity is 50 seated
- water view- efficiency kitchen- blackboardNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — With over 17,000 square feet of indoor event and meeting space surrounded by acres of natural beauty, what's to decide?Norfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Colonial Garden evokes a time when man relied heavily on plants for his daily needs. A stroll through the white gazebo and accompanying plantings highlights a typical American garden of the 1700's and 1800's, a time when culinary and medicinal needs were largely satisfied through the home landscape. The garden is designed in a typical fenced style to keep animals out and hedged with rows of boxwood enclosing parterres filled with herbs and medicinal plants. Corresponding labels educate visitors on a pharmacopoeia of plants such as lavender, thyme, sage and hypericum.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Have your next gathering in a large, windowless room or in a 155-acre garden? Hmm, that's a tough one.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Come out and see what can grow in our garden! 
More than just flowers. Our HELP students have been busy cultivating the garden and producing wonderful organic vegetables for sale in our gift shop.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Summer Adult ProgramNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Our mission “to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs” - requires that we do more to inspire children and families and that we set a standard in horticulture and programming for this region.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — We provide you with a level of training in floral design that is not taught anywhere in the region.Join others over 6 weeks and 42 hours to learn trade secrets, tour local floral shops, take home wonderful arrangements and a skill that could be used to join local floral shops as an employee.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Flowering Arboretum fills 17.5 acres in the center of the Botanical Garden. In 1982, a section of Crape Myrtle trees was added to the original acreage. Today the arboretum contains 336 different flowering trees. Because it displays a wide variety of fragrant and colorful flowering trees, homeowners and horticultural students look to the Arboretum as an excellent reference.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — This garden was seeded in September 1994 with a mixture of more than 50 species of wildflowers and 10 species of grasses. The area is an outdoor classroom where one can observe wildflowers and the birds and insects they attract. It demonstrates an alternative to traditional high maintenance urban landscaping. Most importantly, the flowers and grasses present a constantly changing vista of natural beauty for those who stroll along its pathways or relax near the flowing fountain in the shade of the gazebo.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Norfolk Botanical Garden is a great place to entertain, exercise or escape. A Norfolk Botanical Garden membership allows year-round access to one of the largest, most extensive collections of azaleas, rhododendrons and roses on the East Coast.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Come out and take a look through large telescopes at the moon and planets, star clusters, galaxies & more! Learn about the sky and your place in the universe.  Got an old telescope in the closet that you could never figure out how to use? Bring it with you and we will help you get a closer look at nature's night sky wonders.Norfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Our flexible and assorted indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate groups of any size. Our staff will attend to every detail.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The idea for what would eventually become Norfolk Botanical Garden came from Frederic Heutte, a young horticulturalist, and Thomas P. Thompson, Norfolk City Manager 1935-1938. Heutte had a fondness for azaleas and thought Hampton Roads had a climate uniquely suited for growing the plants. Heutte and Thompson believed that Norfolk could support an azalea garden to rival those of Charleston, S.C., which even during the depression years drew thousands of tourists annually.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Hofheimer Camellia Garden, located near the Renaissance Court, features one of the regions largest collections of camellias, totaling over 450 varieties. This garden was created in 1992 in memory of Alan J. and Aline F. Hofheimer, founding members of the Virginia Camellia Society. The garden displays old-time favorites and newer cultivars known to grow well in this area.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Adjacent to Baker Hall, this space is designed to accommodate small meetings or event overflow. The perfect venue for board meetings.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The mission of Norfolk Botanical Garden is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — This garden was created in 1962 to honor Norfolk's sister city, Moji, Japan and was rededicated in 1962 to Kitakyushu, formerly Moji. The Japanese Garden was redesigned and refurbished in the summer of 1995. Visitors will enjoy a traditional Koi-stocked pond and bridge and foliage native to Japan. Plants to look for in the garden will include: Japanese Black Pine, Japanese Snowbell, Hankow Willow, Flowering Cherry, Japanese Red Maple and Japanese Live Oak.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Nearly 200 different varieties of hydrangeas and their close relatives are displayed in the Kaufman Hydrangea Collection ranging from the huge flowered mophead type hydrangeas and very rare species as well as unusual Japanese selections. Collections of woodland plants such as toadlilies, epimediums and wild gingers complete this vibrant gardenNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — In the late summer months, many perennials will start to show signs of powdery mildew.  Starting at the bottom of the plant, it will show up as either a fine white or black dusting that sticks to the leaves.  To control the unsightly fungus, keep your plants’ leaves dry by watering them at their bases instead of from above.  Selectively cutting out stems from the inside the perennial improves airflow throughout the plant, and reduces the chances of the powdery mildew coming back.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Our purpose is to provide a safe setting for children who can benefit from the healing effects of gardening and being in a natural environment. We provide positive reinforcement, develop practical educational goals, give hands-on training, offer work experiences, facilitate small group involvement and encourage parent / guardian support.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Fred Heutte Horticultural Library, located in the Education Building, is an excellent resource for information on all aspects of gardening.Norfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Our education programs reach more than 35,000 youth, master gardeners, seniors and gardening lovers each year.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Every season, the Garden provides a fantastic array of color - a splendid backdrop for any occasion. From a walk down a natural aisle of flowers in the Statuary Vista on your wedding day or holding your company picnic surrounded by the lush greenery of Mayor's Row the many outdoor options at the garden will make your next event truly memorable.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Speaker's BureauNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Norfolk Botanical Garden offers an opportunity for businesses and corporations within our community and beyond to provide financial support to an outstanding community resource while receiving significant recognition and employee incentives. Sponsors can choose to support exhibitions, member and VIP events, and education and family programs.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Anchored by a glittering fountain with water channeled through the center pathway, this spectacular one-acre garden features more than 200 different varieties of perennials, woody ornamental shrubs and annuals.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Anchored by a glittering fountain with water channeled through the center pathway, this spectacular one-acre garden features more than 200 different varieties of perennials, woody ornamental shrubs and annuals.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Make Birthday Party Memories at NBG!
Celebrate your child's birthday with a theme party in the Garden. Choose from the Ugly Bug Ball, and Treasure Hunt. Programs are designed for children ages 4 - 10.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Purity Garden's semicircle of camellias provides the backdrop for Cataldi's sculpture of Madonna and Child. Pure white flowers and deep green foliage surround the focal sculpture in this cool, peaceful garden.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Our flexible and assorted indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate groups of any size. Our staff will attend to every detail.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Completed in 1984, the Renaissance Garden is magnificent in its design and beauty. Modeled along the classic lines of the Italian Renaissance of the late 16th century, the garden features all of the trademarks of that period. Its wide vista, symmetrically laid out in grassy terraces, is outlined with ornate columnar stone fences. Four statues, one for each of the seasons, stand in the corners of the upper level. Across from the terraces is a reflective pool and fountain. Behind the water is a grand coronation court that is traditionally the site of the annual crowning of the International Azalea Queen each April.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Out here, our collections are blooming daily. Visit the Garden today and experience the stunning array of color this natural beauty has to offer this seasonNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Join the Evergreen Society and be a part of Norfolk Botanical Garden Forever.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Rose Garden Hall offers an unparalleled view of our 3.5 acre Bicentennial Rose Garden. With top notch amenities and a flexible floor plan we can accommodate events of any size.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Rotunda overlooks a patio and fountain leading to the heart of the GardenNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Rotunda overlooks a patio and fountain leading to the heart of the Garden.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Offering a combination of architectural splendor and natural beauty, Norfolk Botanical Garden is the perfect place for corporate functions, traditional ceremonies and festive occasions.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Anchored by a glittering fountain with water channeled through the center pathway, this spectacular one-acre garden features more than 200 different varieties of perennials, woody ornamental shrubs and annuals.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — We’re putting the “fun” back in “fundraising” by letting you personalize Around the World Plaza.  These special bricks will form a border at the Global Gateway to welcome visitors from all over the world.  Send a message of love, hope or happiness with an imprint brick -- or preserve the unique penmanship of the children in your life with a signature brick.  What a great gift idea when babies are born or to celebrate birthdays, baptisms or even anniversaries.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Originating at the back of Renaissance Court reflecting pool, this garden is created by tell evergreen hedges and colorful display beds, punctuated by a series of marble statues representing the great European artists. The statues were carved in Rome by Sir Moses Ezekiel between 1879 and 1884. The only American artist featured is Thomas Crawford, who created the statue for the dome of the U.S. Capitol building.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — The Statuary Vista is a unique outdoor sculpture gallery, featuring eleven, seven-foot heroic sized statues carved from Cararra marble by Sir Moses Ezekiel in Rome between 1879 and 1884 for William Wilson Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. These statues were originally designed in the Victorian style to be set in second-story niches in the Corcoran Gallery. They depict notable pre-twentieth century painters and sculptors such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Canova, Phidias, Murillo, Durer and DaVinci. Colorful perennials add beauty to this area of the Garden. The majority of the statues were donated to the Garden in 1962 and 1963 by Richmond residents Bruce Dunstan and Vincent Speranza.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Kids! Try this at home!Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — NatureKids Summer CampNorfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Bananas, gingers, eucalyptus, elephant ears and other fun plants make the Tropical Garden feel like a walk in the jungle. Descend the steps below NATO Overlook and enter a different world.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Currently in development, this 6-acre garden will recreate four historic plant communities that once covered much of southeastern Virginia: Baldcypress/tupelo swamp, Bottomland hardwood, Longleaf pine flatwoods, and Atlantic white cedar forest. The R.W. Cross Nature Trail includes a boardwalk along the shoreline of Lake Whitehurst. The garden highlights the interaction of plants, animals and people.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Volunteers assisted with gardening, events and programs. Volunteers are an integral part of the Garden.Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Passport Gardens – The passport gardens are your ticket to mystery, fun and adventure. With access from the World Plaza, each passport garden creates a microcosm representing a specific 

plant community, a region that characterizes it, and some of the people and animals that correlate 

to it. On a trip through the passport gardens a child can experience a rainforest canopy, explore ruins, learn a tribal dance or create rock art. While each garden can accommodate small groups for structured activities, crafts, and interpretive programs, each one also provides opportunities for self-exploration and play without any need for interpretive materialsNorfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — World of Wonders is a three-acre garden dedicated to families and children. Located in the heart of Norfolk Botanical Garden, WOW brings the world of plants to our back door, literally creating a museum without walls.
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Azalea Room Cafe, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk — Our café overlooks the tranquil Japanese Garden. The perfect spot to meet a friend for lunch, hold a business meeting, have a quiet cup of coffee or treat your self to a homemade dessert.
Our café overlooks the tranquil Japanese Garden. The perfect spot to meet a friend for lunch, hold a business meeting, have a quiet cup of coffee or treat your self to a homemade dessert.

Photos published with permission of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Our café overlooks the tranquil Japanese Garden. The perfect spot to meet a friend for lunch, hold a business meeting, have a quiet cup of coffee or treat your self to a homemade dessert.
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Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 400 people 4000 sq ft 371.6 sq meter
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