Many of the following organizations meet at the Garden. Please see each society’s page for more information about their calendar of events.
Founded in 1992 with the goals of butterfly education, conservation, gardening and volunteering. The Butterfly Society now has over 250 members. Society holds annual summer event. Past events include the Butterfly Garden Tour and the Butterfly Family Festival. Meetings are held once per quarter. Meetings vary.
American Conifer Society
2012 Regional Meeting in Asheville, NC, August 17–19, 2012.
Website: American Conifer Society
Hampton Roads Digital Shutterbug Club
Meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
Hampton Roads Iris Society
The purpose of the American Iris Society is to develop the science if horticulture and any activities related to the study, propagation and culture of the genus Iris: to stimulate and foster interest in horticulture pursuits, conservation and protection of these plants, to cooperate with other organizations, public and private, in the scientific and horticultural education of all those interested in learning any phase of the genus Iris. Meetings are held at the Heutte Center on the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
Contact: Bea Rodgers, 757-484-6001
Website: Hampton Roads Iris Society
Hampton Roads Tree Care Association
Meetings held 3rd Thursday of the month.
Contact: Chad Peavey, President, 757-477-979
Website: Hampton Roads Tree Care Association
Herb Society of America, Tidewater Unit
An organization designed to share information on the use and delight of herbs. Meetings are held at Norfolk Botanical Garden on the second Sunday bi-monthly at 1:00 p.m.
Holly Society of America – Colonial Virginia Chapter
Contact: Mike Andruczyk, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Holly Society of America – Colonial Virginia Chapter
Norfolk Master Gardener Volunteers
The Norfolk Master Gardener Association provides current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of our community. We have many projects and programs throughout the city.
Website: Norfolk Master Gardener Volunteers
Tidewater Daylily Society
Individual membership to the Tidewater Daylily Society is $10.00, Family $15.00.
Tidewater Orchid Society
Tidewater Rose Society
Meetings are held at Norfolk Botanical Garden on the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m.
Contacts: Peggy Scott, President, 757 588-1865
Happy Anderson, Vice President, 757-428-1151
Virginia Bonsai Society
The Virginia Bonsai Society is dedicated to the promotion, education, and enjoyment of the Art of Bonsai in the Hampton Roads area. Our monthly meetings are held in the Holly Room the first Thursday, 7:00 pm. Visit the website for complete meeting details.
Virginia Camellia Society
The Virginia Camellia Society is dedicated to the growth and propagation of camellias since 1946. The Virginia Camellia Society in a coordinated effort with Norfolk Botanical Garden, assist in maintaining the Hofheimer Camellia Garden. Meetings and workshops are held throughout the year at Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Virginia Master Naturalist
Contact: Darren Loomis, Chapter Advisor
Department of Conservation and Recreation
1548A Holland Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
Website: Virginia Master Naturalist
Virginia Native Plant Society
The Virginia Native Plant Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the native plants of Virginia and their habitats, in order to sustain for generations to come the integrity of the Commonwealth’s rich natural heritage of ecosystems and biodiversity for purposes of enjoyment, enlightenment, sustainable use and our very own survival. Call for schedule of meetings.
Federation of Garden Clubs
- Tidewater District
Glenda H. Knowles, President, 757-412-0240
- Norfolk Federation
Doleres Sabisky, President, 757-583-5315
Council of Garden Clubs
The Council of Garden Clubs is dedicated to promoting our community through beautification, conservation and preservation by means of educations and example.
- Virginia Beach Council
Cheryll Klovuchar, President, 757463-4885
- Portsmouth Council
Gaile Bishop, President, 757-558-2699
- Peninsula Council
Benita J. Edwards, President, 757-559-3118
- Suffolk Council
Bertha Poulson, President, 757-539-9090
- Williamsburg Council
Frederica Carson, President, 757-564-7707