Corporate Sponsorships and Partnerships

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.

Why Sponsor?

Located next to Norfolk International Airport , Norfolk Botanical Garden will host more than 300,000 visitors this year! Your Garden sponsorship will bring you into association with a beloved institution that stands for family fun as well as environmental education and conservation. The customized programs below have significant marketing value and will build your corporation’s image in the local community and beyond. Sponsor-initiated advertising is taken into consideration when negotiating sponsorship fees.

Annual Sponsors are:

Gold Leaf Level
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Towne Bank
Silver Leaf Level
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Bronze Leaf Level
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Green Leaf Level
Palladium Registered Investment Advisors
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Special Event Sponsorships

Annual Sponsorship
Attendance: 300,000
Audience: ALL Special Event & Exhibit participants
Giving you the most exposure at the Garden. A best bet! Reach our visitors throughout the year at all of our special events and at our summer exhibit program! Hitting the most homes for your sponsorship dollar!

2014 Special Events

Flutter Fantasy

October 3, 2014
Attendance: 500 special guests
EXCITEMENT IS IN THE AIR!  Join us for our fall fundraising party featuring our new butterfly topiary sculptures to be permanently installed in the Butterfly Garden Entrance, fun interactive stations, artwork by renowned artist Janice Gay Maker, live music by the HM Johnson Band, delectable delights from local caterers and tram rides through 155 spectacular acres.

Family Fitness With Fido

October 25, 2014
Attendance: 500 families and their dogs
Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Norfolk SPCA team up for one special day to celebrate health with families and dogs. This fundraising event will create an opportunity for the whole family, including “fido”, to get healthy and spend quality time together enjoying music, food and other fun activities, all in the most beautiful environment in Hampton Roads.

Million Bulb Walk

November 21-26, 2014
Attendance: 4,000-6,000

Kick off the holidays in a festive and healthy way by walking through 2 miles of spectacular lighted displays before our Dominion Garden of Lights drive through show begins on Thanksgiving. You can also start your new year by walking off those extra holiday pounds!


November 8, 2014
Join Norfolk Botanical Garden as we present AcquaFire! Enjoy live acoustic music  as wood-burning fire pits Blaze in the Garden’s Renaissance Pond. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and blankets. Food, Beer and Wine available for purchase. It’s the hottest place to be this fall.

Garden 2.015 Fun Run

 January 1, 2015
Kick off the New Year in a fun, healthy way. Run through 2.015 miles of spectacular light displays in the most beautiful place in Hampton Roads—Norfolk Botanical Garden!  Last year more than 600 runners and their families enjoyed the Dominion Garden of Lights annual light show extravaganza while starting off the New Year on the right foot—and the left!


Corporate Partner Program

Reward your employees and become a corporate partner with Norfolk Botanical Garden. Learn more…

Contact Information

To find out more about sponsor levels and benefits, contact:
Cathy Fitzgerald, Director of Donor Relations
(757) 441-5830 ext. 319


Norfolk Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.