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Spring-Flowering Bulbs

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Have you seen any daffodils in bloom yet?  There are the occasional one here and there, most likely the cultivar February Gold.  It is in bloom in several locations in the Garden – though the recent snow has pretty well hidden them for the time being.  You should be preparing to fertilizer spring-blossoming bulbs in…

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Video Blog – The Sunken Garden

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One of our many treasures here at Norfolk Botanical Garden – The Sunken Garden.  You won’t want to miss Les Parks and Linda Saunders as they show you the beauty of this unique garden.  Watch and get ideas for your own garden!


Million Bulb Walk

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Guests may walk through the lights on these dates: Friday, November 22 – Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Walk through 2 miles of spectacular lighted displays


Butterfly Magnets

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Watch Les Parks as he shows you what plants are magnets for butterflies. Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Butterfly House is amazing.  Visitors can have an up-close encounter with caterpillars and butterflies. it’s also a great compliment to the Bristow Butterfly Garden.  Come see for yourself!


Fireflies

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Have you seen the fireflies, or lightning bugs depending on which part of the country you are from, flying around your yard recently? They are quite fascinating, even magical appearing, having inspired all types of legend and lore. Fireflies are a beetle in the order Coleoptera. There are many different species and their defining characteristic…

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Video Blog – Native Azaleas

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Don’t miss Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Annual Plant Sale Mother’s Day Weekend – May 10-12th. Watch Les Parks as he shares his love of the Native Azalea. This flowering plant is the Garden’s signature plant for the NBG Plant Sale – fitting for our 75th anniversary! Click here for more information about our Annual Plant Sale.