Dear Dandelions, Cafe

The NEW Cafe is now open Thursday-Sunday from 10 AM-3 PM. Check Below for GUEST FOOD TRUCK schedule.

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Toast, Handsome Biscuit and Field Guide owners and local favorites David Hausmann and John Porter have taken over the Cafe!  We are so excited that this dynamic duo is bringing their cool vibe and delicious Garden inspired food to NBG. The group has a limited menu as they are creating tasty new items just for the Cafe. Come on out and taste for yourself.


Menu coming soon!

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Wed. July 29              Gerty’s Gourmet


Wed. Aug. 5                Gerty’s Gourmet

Mon. Aug. 10              Seoul757

Wed Aug. 12               Gerty’s Gourmet

Tues. Aug. 18              Bodacious Pizza

Wed. Aug. 19              Gerty’s Gourmet

Mon. Aug. 24              Seoul757

Tues. Aug. 25              Bodacious Pizza

Wed. Aug. 26              Gerty’s Gourmet


Tues. Sept. 1                Bodacious Pizza

Wed. Sept. 2                Gerty’s Gourmet

Tues. Sept. 8               Bodacious Pizza

Wed. Sept. 9                Gerty’s Gourmet

Tues. Sept. 15              Bodacious Pizza

Wed. Sept. 16              Gerty’s Gourmet

Tues. Sept. 22             Bodacious Pizza

Wed. Sept. 23             Gerty’s Groumet

Tues. Sept. 29             Bodacious Pizza


Wed. Oct. 7                  Gerty’s Gourmet

Wed. Oct. 14                Gerty’s Gourmet


The Fred Heutte Horticultural Library, located in the Education Building, is an excellent resource for information on all aspects of gardening. Only members may check out books, but everyone is welcome to use the library for reference. Next time you are curious about anything horticulture related, visit the Fred Heutte Horticulture Library, we’ve got what you need! Learn more…

Other Amenities

  • Accessibility: All trams are wheelchair accessible. To request special assistance, please contact 757-441-5830 ext. 324 (front desk).
  • Benches located throughout the Garden.
  • Free Parking adjacent to the staffed main Visitor Center.
  • 12 miles of Walking Paths
  • 8 minute video overview of the Garden.
  • Picnic area includes a covered picnic pavilion and picnic benches.
  • Exhibits: seasonal outdoor exhibitions and changing exhibits displayed in the Visitor Center year round.
  • Water Fountains: Located at Cobblestone Bridge, Colonial Garden, Hydrangea Garden, Picnic Area, Tram Circle, Woodman of the World Wayside, World of Wonders Children’s Garden.
  • Courtesy Phone: For local calls in Visitor Center and Garden Education building.
  • Restrooms: Bristow Butterfly Garden, Garden Education building, Next to the Garden Cafe, Picnic area, Rose Garden Hall, Visitor Center, World of Wonders Children’s Garden.
  • Vending Machines: Food and drink machines may be found in the Bristow Butterfly Garden, World of Wonders Children’s Garden.