Press Releases

The Public Relations staff is happy to assist with on-site visits, behind the scenes tours, interviews, experts and photos. Press releases for the Garden are located below.

Press Release Release Date
honey bee festival announcement 2014 July 23, 2014
Butterfly Festival Invitation to Cover 2014 July 17, 2014
Butterfly Festival Announcement 2014 July 7, 2014
Camp announcement 2014 May 30, 2014
Mission Monarch 2014 May 28, 2014
New President CEO Michael Displaines 2014 May 6, 2014
Plant Sale announcement 2014 April 20, 2014
Earth Day 2014 April 15, 2014
WPA invitation to Cover April 10, 2014
WPA ceremony 2014 March 25, 2014
AcquaFire 2014 invitation to cover March 20, 2014
6th Annual Bridal Open House – Invitation to Cover March 13, 2014
AcquaFire 2014 announcement Feb. 25, 2014
6th Annual Bridal Open House Feb. 18, 2014
By the Yard Invitation to Cover Feb. 13, 2014
Winter Orchids Jan. 29, 2014
By the Yard announcement Jan. 23, 2014
Garden Explorer 2013 Nov. 27, 2013
2.014 Garden Fun Run 2014 Nov. 19, 2013
Million Bulb Walk 2013 October 29, 2013
AcquaFire 2013 October 29, 2013
Family Fitness with Fido 2013 October 1, 2013
Monarch release-announcement 2013 September 29, 2013
First Responders Day August 27, 2013
Fall Gala 2013 July 29, 2013
Honey Bee Festival Announcement 2013 July 15, 2013
Hometown Heroes Day 2013 June 29, 2013
Butterfly House 2013 June 1, 2013
Plant Sale Announcement 2013 May 1, 2013
Maya Angelou Rescheduled April 29, 2013
Craig Mitchell Smith Glass – announcement April 1, 2013
New Summer hours – 2013 March 28, 2013
An Evening with Maya Angelou February 11, 2013
Bike Bash 2013 and February Fun Month January 14, 2013
Garden Continues Green Initiatives January 10, 2013
Million Bulb Walk-announcement October 21, 2012
A Holiday Affair – Museum Store Event October 10, 2012
A Day of Nature at the Garden October 10, 2012
Family Fitness with Fido October 1, 2012
Monarch Butterfly Tag & Release September 25, 2012
Best of Hampton Roads Magazine Awards July 18, 2012
Volunteer Earns Photography Honor July 6, 2012
Seasonal hours change April 10, 2012
2012 Plant Sale announcement April 10, 2012
Garden is winner of People’s Choice Award for Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts November 2, 2011
Fall Festival and Eagle Tribute Plaza Dedication September 27, 2011
Garden wins Chase Community Giving grants May 26, 2011
Monday Military Appreciation Nights for Garden of Lights November 22, 2010
press_release_garden_of_lights_2010 November 9, 2010
Museum Stores Celebrate 12th Annual “Holiday Affair” October 25, 2010
Norfolk Botanical Garden Lights Up for the Holidays October 14, 2010
Summer Exhibit 2010 announcement May 20, 2010
Memorial Service for Bob Stiffler April 14, 2010
Bridal Open House at Norfolk Botanical Garden March 18, 2010
Music in Full Bloom August 28, 2009
Grapevine 2009 April 16, 2009
Tree Climbing Championship March 30, 2009
April’s Blooming Amazing March 20, 2009
Bridal Open House February 19, 2009
February Twilight Lecture with ODU February 16, 2009
Flower & Garden Show February 4, 2009
2009 Job Fair February 2, 2009
Garden of Lights Revenue and Donations Rose January 2009