2023
Sponsor opportunities


2023 Summer Events

In The Swing of Things – a time to Rest, Relax & Recharge
June – September 2023

Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) has been a safe and inviting haven over the past several challenging years and in the summer of 2023, we invite you to kick up your feet, slow down and rediscover one of the simple joys of summer: swings! Your sponsorship will be helping to promote the physical and emotional health that outdoor time on a swing will bring to our visitors.
In the Swing of Things will feature various types of swings throughout our 175 acres of spectacular beauty and we know you’ll find one that will take you back in time or help to make new memories, all surrounded by the beauty of the Garden in bloom!

Nature-Based Festivals

Our two most popular summer festivals always attract thousands of visitors.  The Butterfly Festival will be held on July 15, and is filled with educational programming along with our partner, the Butterfly Society of Virginia.  On August 19, the Virginia Honey Bee Festival will take place with another educational opportunity to learn about the value of bees in our environment as we partner with the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia. Both events are filled with fun family activities and demonstrations and are the perfect way to spend the day in the Garden

2nd Annual Sunflower Music Festival

A great way to celebrate the end of summer at NBG on Sunday, September 17, 2023 – come enjoy several bands that offer entertainment to our members while they sit back, enjoy food and drinks from various vendors, delight in live music and bask in the beauty of NBG’s landscape.

For more information, please contact:
Leslie Van Horn, Director of Annual & Corporate Giving
Norfolk Botanical Garden
757.441.5830, ext 341
Leslie.VanHorn@nbgs.org
2023 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

2023 Summer Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor| $ 30,000 (1 available)

  • Your name/logo will be featured in marketing and promotional materials for In The Swing of Things, plus:
    • As a presenting sponsor of a cookout on an evening before the event officially opens for NBG special guests and sponsors.
    • As lead sponsor for all three Festivals listed in the Single Event Sponsorship section below
    • On dominant signage for the In The Swing of Things exhibition
    • In the Spring/Summer edition of DIG & GROW — our member newsletter & education program, mailed out to over 17,000 households
    • In multiple e-newsletters that reach over 70,000
    • On social media outlets which will reach nearly 100,000 friends of the Garden
  • 30 individual passes to Swing After Hours 7 PM – 8:30PM on one night of your choosing on a Monday through Thursday in July or August.
  • 30 complimentary family daytime admission passes to the Garden


Gold Sponsor| $ 20,000 (1 available)

  • Your name/logo will be featured in the following:
    • On a single display sign for the In The Swing of Things exhibition
    • On signage for the Butterfly & Virginia Honey Bee Festivals
    • In the Spring/Summer edition of DIG & GROW publications
    • In e-newsletters and social media accounts listed under the Platinum Sponsorship Package
  • 20 individual passes to Swing After Hours 7 PM – 8:30PM on one night of your choosing on a Monday through Thursday in July or August.
  • 20 complimentary family daytime admission passes to the Garden

Silver Sponsor| $ 10,000 (1 available)

  • Your company’s name will be featured on the single display sign for In The Swing of Things exhibition
  • 10 individual passes to Swing After Hours 7 PM – 8:30PM on one night of your choosing on a Monday through Thursday in July or August.
  • 10 complimentary family daytime admission passes to the Garden

In the Swing of Things- Zone Sponsor | $3,000 (7+ available)


• Your name/ logo will be featured on a single display sign at the Swing area you select
• 2 complimentary family admission passes to the Garden

SINGLE EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Sunflower Music Festival | $7,500 (2 available)

Your company’s name will be highlighted at the 2nd Annual Sunflower Music Festival and mentioned on our social media sites. You will also receive 5 complimentary family passes for the day of the event

Butterfly Festival Sponsor | $3,500 (2 available)


Your company’s name/logo will be on display on a single display sign at the July 2023 Festival

Virginia Honey Bee Festival | $3,500 (2 available)

Your company’s name/logo will be on display on a single display sign at the August 2023 Festival