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Winter Orchid Display 2015
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WOW Kid's Club - Tropical Vacation (Ages 8-10)
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

WOW Kid's Club Complete Nine Week Series-Ages 8-10
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Orchid Society Show & Sale
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Landscape for Life
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Concert – The Last Bison

Date and Time:
Date(s) - Sunday, May 19th, 2013
6:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Virginia Arts Festival and Norfolk Botanical Garden are pleased to present The Last Bison concert as part of the seventeenth Festival season and the 75th Anniversary of the Garden. The concert will be on the grounds of the Botanical Garden beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The Last Bison is seven‐member indie folk band, formed in Chesapeake, Virginia. The group is a tight knit community of family and friends that boasts a sound all its own. The Last Bison is anything but typical. Led by Ben Hardesty they are captivating the national music scene with a rare blend of folk that is poetically steeped in classical influences.

The band has a new cd “Inheritance” on the Universal Republic Label.

Bring chairs and blankets.
Food, beer and beverages available. No coolers permitted.

Satellite parking TBA

Opening Band: Bombadil

Bombadil’s last album was almost its swan song. The quartet of singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists – Stuart Robinson, Daniel Michalak, Bryan Rahija and James Phillips ­ recorded All That the Rain Promises in ten days, while living in a barn in Oregon. Bombadil is as much a family as a band, a collective of like-minded friends who just happen to be talented and innovative musicians and multi-instrumentalists. Like all families, they’ve had their share of ups and downs, break ups and reunions, but the long road they’ve traveled together has made their bond closer and their music more emotional and intimate.


$17 in advance, $20 day of, no discounts

Purchase at these locations:

  • Online
  • By Phone at 757.282.2822
  • In Person at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Available for purchase daily 9 am to 7 pm at Baker Hall Visitor Center. Garden Admission applies for non-members.
  • In Person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office, 440 Bank Street,Norfolk, Virginia (M-F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Concert guests arriving before 5 p.m. will also be charged regular garden admission.

Supported in part by the Norfolk Consortium

Norfolk Botanical Garden