Diversity Gallery

Norfolk Botanical Garden will be hosting our first-ever diversity gallery in Baker Hall Visitor Center throughout the months of January and February. Here at NBG we believe art and nature go hand in hand and we’re excited to bring the community together for this special exhibit. We are looking for artists, that are underrepresented minority, that have current works or are willing to create art specifically for this show. 

This event is open to local high school, collegiate and professional artists within the Hampton Roads area.

Bringing the Community together

Highlighting the many creative minds within our community.

Community holds a profound significance at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The Garden serves as a vibrant tapestry woven by the threads of collective belonging and shared stewardship. It is a sanctuary where individuals converge to forge connections not only with the splendid flora that adorns the grounds but also with one another. The garden fosters a sense of unity, becoming a space where diverse backgrounds and perspectives converge to celebrate the beauty of nature. Whether through educational programs, volunteer initiatives, or serene walks amidst the blossoms, the Norfolk Botanical Garden weaves together a mosaic of relationships, nurturing a spirit of togetherness that enriches both the soul and the earth. 

Where community and nature meets

Rhythms of the Land is a valentine to generations of Black farmers in the United States from the enslavement period to the present, whose intense love of the land and dedication to community enabled them to survive against overwhelming odds.

-Rhythms of the Land

Coming Soon!

Rhythms of The Land Screening

Sunday, February 24th 2024
1:00 – 4:00PM

* more details coming soon

The Garden of Tomorrow

See how we are building tomorrow’s
future today!

As we continue in our commitment to lead the way in representing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community, it is paramount to us that the Garden of Tomorrow represent a Garden for All. We acknowledge the land and labor sacrifices made for our campus, and celebrate the legacy of all historic and contemporary peoples who made Norfolk Botanical Garden possible.

Explore the Garden

Learn about our humble beginnings

Join our growing community

Please bring a refillable container for use at the cold, filtered-water refilling stations located throughout the Garden.  MORE INFO