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.

2013 Annual Sponsors are:

Gold Leaf Level
Silver Leaf Level
Capital Group Companies - The Home of American Funds WVEC
Towne Bank The Virginian-Pilot
Bronze Leaf Level
Pepsi Food Lion
Ameriprise Bon Secours Hampton Roads
dollar tree logo Merrill Lynch
Green Leaf Level
Maersk Line, Limited
  Wilbanks Smith & Thomas
Palladium Registered Investment Advisors
Azalea Leaf Level
White's Old Mill Garden Center
Hertz Equipment Rental logoice-art-web

In 2013, Norfolk Botanical Garden will reach a major milestone. We will celebrate 75 years of creating a beautiful environment to educate people of all ages about the natural world. Each month we will celebrate new and exciting programs and events partnering with local organizations.

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!

An Evening In The Garden With Earthly Delights

October 5, 2013
Attendance: 500 special guests
The perfect ending to our year-long celebration featuring artwork by Mary Page Evans, nature-themed topiaries created by local clubs and artists, live ambiance enhancement dancers, lots of great food by local chefs and caterers and live music all in the most beautiful setting in Hampton Roads.

Dominion Garden of Lights

Thanksgiving – New Year’s Eve – Annually
30,000 vehicles – over 100,000 people!
Families, Hampton Roads residents, young adults
Norfolk ‘s holiday event! Norfolk Botanical Garden established Garden of Lights in 1993 to extend enjoyment of the Garden well into the winter season. The Garden displays more than a half million lights of all colors and sizes to illuminate the Garden and create Winter Wonderland. Kicking off on Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, animated displays transform the Garden into a winter wonderland. This multi-evening event features nightly entertainment, Yule Tide tram rides, and 2 miles of fun for the whole family! Garden of Lights enjoys consistent media coverage throughout the event. Garden of Lights schedule makes it an ideal vehicle for sponsors to create an impact on the Garden’s broad visitor base through ownership of individual event components.

Spring Plant Sale

Mother’s Day Weekend – Annually
Gardening Enthusiasts, members, nature buffs, Adults 25+, Mothers, and Tourists
A weekend for gardening gurus! Event attendees find a wide variety of plants to buy for their own garden at our annual plant sale. From the rare and unusual, to proven winners for the Hampton Roads region, we have just what they need. Garden tours, gardening experts and an annual plant discount for members make this a popular weekend spring event. The talented staff of horticultural experts design, landscape and maintain the Garden’s botanical splendor year round – are on hand to help with plant purchases and gardening advice.

Exhibition Program

Attendance: Approximately 50,000
Audience: All Garden audiences – Members, Hampton Roads residents, out of state tourists & families. Norfolk Botanical Garden is excited to announce the 2013 exhibit, Reflections of Nature by Craig Mitchell Smith. Learn more

Family Fitness With Fido

October 26, 2013
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 23-27, 2013
Attendance: 3,000-5,000

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!

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.