Posts By: Norfolk Botanical Garden


Everything is coming up roses this fall

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October is a great time to see roses in the Garden. As the weather cools, roses perk up and start to bloom a little more vigorously before the really cold weather sets in. Come see the Bicentennial Rose Garden in its full glory this month. Also October 20-21, The Tidewater Rose Society will host its…

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Paint the Town Red

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As you arrive at the Garden this month, look for banners hanging at the entrance that resemble paintings by the artist Mark Rothko. Combined with plantings of red mums, they are our way of “painting the town red” to celebrate the Virginia Stage Company’s production, Red. Learn more  

September Gardening Tips

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Work on cutting back your exhausted perennials.  Some will die back earlier than others and some will die back a little at a time.  Generally, if the foliage and stems are brown or fallen over it’s time to cut it back.  If the stems are brown, but still sturdy and upright you might choose to…

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Vote for the Garden and help save our sculptures

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Online voting has begun in Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifiacts program. The goal of Virginia’s Top Ten is to raise public awareness about care of collections throughout Virginia, D.C., and beyond. Our sculptures on display in Statuary Vista are candidates and need your vote. Statuary Vista features eleven, seven-foot tall statues carved from Cararra marble by Sir Moses…

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Spring Bulbs

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You may notice that this spring is just a bit more colorful around the Garden.   This past fall and winter, the horticulture staff was busy planting over 51,000 bulbs of every type throughout the Garden. Look for hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, and crocus. The project included a massive planting of 14,000 daffodils bulbs of various types…

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