Garden Fall and Winter Hours – 9am to 5pm daily beginning October 21, 2013.
Seniors and Military
Children & Youth
(2 & under)
with Parent or Guardian
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|Free with Garden Admission||March 16 – October 20|
Beginning October 21 the trams will run
|10:00 – 4:00
once every hour
|10:00 – 4:30
once every half hour
Saturday, SundayFriday, October 11th tram tour cancelled at 12pm.
Weekend of October 12th & 13th trams will run every hour
Boat Tour (boat tour cancelled Oct. 14th 3:30pm)
(last day for the season is Oct. 20)
Boat tours are offered April 1 – October 20. 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.
Tuesday, October 8 – 11:45am boat tour cancelled.
Thursday, October 10 – boat tours cancelled for the day.
Saturday, October 12 – 4:45pm boat tour cancelled.
Wednesday, October 16 – 3:30pm boat tour cancelled.
Saturday, October 19 -2:15pm, 3:30pm and 4:45pm boat tours are cancelled.
|April 1 – May 27||Memorial Day – Labor Day||Sept. 4 – October 20|
|11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30
|10:30, 11:45, 1:00,
2:15, 3:30, 4:45
|11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30
|10:30, 11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45
| 10:30, 11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45
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.
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
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.