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Children & Youth


(2 & under)
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Membership to the Norfolk Botanical Garden comes with numerous benefits and discounts making it the greatest value around! Click the button below to learn more and register today.

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Tram Tours


Free with Garden Admission April 1-October 15 Oct. 16- March 31
A guided tram tour begins at the Visitor Center and travels through the garden.  Tours are scheduled hourly
during the week. (10am to 4pm)
Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, the trams will depart every 1/2  on the weekends.

The tram also stops at seven locations throughout the Garden.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(please check front desk for schedule)

Boat Tours

 Boat tour

Boat tours are offered May 1 – October 15 at 12PM, 2PM, 4PM and 5PM daily.  A guide provides a narrated tour of the Garden as seen from the canals and information on the watershed, lake and wildlife while on Lake Whitehurst. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

  • Boat tour tickets are $8.00
  • $5 for NBG Members and children ages 3-12
  • Toddlers 2 & under are free with an adult

Tickets may be purchased at the front desk or from the ticket hut next to the boat basin.


Special Tours

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The Garden has a BRAND NEW way to share the plant collections information with YOU!  NBG has launched a new online plant collection website that is easily accessed. Take a Tour today – Click here.
Try it out for yourself and see what you can discover!

Cell Phone Audio Tour

Simply dial 757-355-5838, then press the stop number on each sign.
Would you like to leave us a message? Press *0 and talk to us!
Please note that you are charged for the minutes used on your phone.

Stop #
00  Greeting and Baker Hall Visitor Center
01  Sensory Garden
011 Giant Agave
02  Baker Terrace
03  Transition Garden
04  Boat Basin
07  Circle Garden
08  Sunken and Fragrance Garden
09  Annual Planting
10  Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden
12  English Border Garden
14  Kaufman Hydrangea Garden
15  Hofheimer Camellia Garden
16  Renaissance Court
17  Matson Garden
26  Fern Glade
33  Bristow Butterfly Garden/ Butterfly Maze
34  Butterfly House Entry and Basics /Moth vs Butterfly
37  Virginia Native Plant Garden
41  Hummingbird Garden
43  WPA Memorial Garden
50  Volunteer

Adult Group Tours

A group of 20 or more adult visitors may qualify for special admission prices and exclusive guided tour opportunities! Adult Group Tours need to book 2 weeks in advance. Please visit our group tours page for more information.

Children’s Group Tours

Our education department has many specialized tours available for a variety of ages. Please visit our school programs page for more information.