Many of the following organizations meet and/or host their show and sales at the Garden. Please see each society’s page for more information about their calendar of events.

Norfolk Master Gardeners

The Norfolk Extension Master Gardener Association provides current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of our community. We have many projects and programs throughout the city

Website: Norfolk Extension Master Gardeners


Tidewater Daylily Society

Tidewater Daylily Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are organized exclusively for charitable purposes for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein.

Website: Tidewater Daylily Society


Tidewater Orchid Society

To promote public interest in and appreciation of orchids by undertaking exhibits, shows, and other promotions, and will endeavor to increase members’ knowledge of orchids and their culture by lectures, workshops, and educational programs. TOS is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations under Section 501 (3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Website: Tidewater Orchid Society

Virginia Bonsai Society

The Virginia Bonsai Society started in May, 1975. Our focus is to advance the appreciation of, inspire interest in, and educate about the art of bonsai. We are an inclusive community of bonsai practitioners representing every skill level.  We focus on education, bonsai cultivation, and advancing interest in bonsai and related arts. Anyone is welcome to visit

Website: Virginia Bonsai Society


A Bonsai Tree on a pedestal in a garden.

Virginia Camellia Society

The Virginia Camellia Society is dedicated to the growth and propagation of camellias through meetings, workshops, and the presentation and sponsorships of annual camellia shows since 1946. The Virginia Camellia Society in a coordinated effort with Norfolk Botanical Garden, assist in maintaining the Hofheimer Camellia Garden.

Website: Virginia Camellia Society


Virginia Native Plant Society

The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS), founded in 1982 as the Virginia Wildflower Preservation Society, is a nonprofit organization of individuals who share an interest the protection and preservation of the native plants of Virginia and their habitats, in order to sustain for generations to come the integrity of the Commonwealth’s rich natural heritage of ecosystems and biodiversity for purposes of enjoyment, enlightenment, sustainable use and our very own survival. The Society and its chapters seek to further the appreciation and conservation of this priceless heritage.

Website: Virginia Native Plant Society


native plant garden

Tidewater African Violet Society

The African Violet Society is dedicated to the education and promotion of America’s favorite houseplant.

Website: Tidewater African Violet Society