Our Garden has grown from humble beginnings as a WPA project to a 175-acre garden filled with thousands of blooming flowers and plants. With more than 60 themed gardens, including our 3 acre Children’s Garden, Norfolk Botanical Garden has something for everyone. This ever-changing landscape has formal gardens and natural areas; the Garden has something to discover and explore all year long. Some gardens focus on collections of plants (camellias, hydrangeas, roses), while others look at a plant from a specific region like Japan or Virginia. It’s a great place for homeowners to get ideas about landscaping in Coastal Virginia.