Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting the Garden.

If you are visiting on Mother’s Day weekend, you will need to reserve a DATE/TIME-SPECIFIC ticket.
NBG Members will also need to reserve a time slot, but as always receive free entry.
This will help to cut-down on heavy traffic and long
lines at the tollbooth and allow for a better experience.
With limited parking and expected higher visitation, we ask for your patience.

For everyone’s safety,  the Garden will continue to follow guidance from Virginia Department of Health and other governmental agencies.

  • Face coverings are required for individuals 5 years and older in all buildings and face coverings are to be worn outdoors for individuals 5 years and older if social distancing cannot be maintained. (per Executive Order 72) 
  • Gift shop is open with limited capacity due to social distancing requirements
  • Sunday Dog Days will continue every Sunday
  • Bike nights are 4-7PM daily

For additional details on our safety protocols and any restrictions associated with COVID-19 mitigation response please follow this link



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Let us help you plan your visit before you arrive. We have 175 beautiful acres to discover, 7 miles of paved paths and another 7 miles of unpaved paths to explore. We have beautiful collections of roses, camellias, crapemyrtles and a very popular Butterfly House and 3-acre Children’s Garden. We are surrounded by water on three sides and we are one of the only Gardens in the Country that you can visit by foot, by boat or by tram. Please stop by our Baker Hall Visitor Center where our friendly staff will help you get the most out of your visit. We look forward to seeing you here!

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Garden Hours

Hours of Operation


We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Children's Garden
WOW Children’s Garden

Hours 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

WOW fountains are off until further notice.


We are located at:

6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23518-5337
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Next to Norfolk International Airport. Minutes from Downtown Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

From Williamsburg/Richmond, DC, follow I-64 to Exit 279 (Norview Avenue), turn left on Azalea Garden Road from Norview Avenue. The Garden Entrance is on the right.

From Virginia Beach, take I-264 to I-64 (Richmond) to Exit 279 B (Norview Avenue). Turn left on Azalea Garden Road from Norview Avenue. The Garden entrance is on the right.

Members Adults Seniors &
(2 & under)
FREE $15 $13 $13 Free with Parent
or Guardian

Admission Price for Museums for All

$3 Per Person, up to four people.
Must show SNAP EBT card with valid ID.
Special events not included.

Click here for more information.

Interested in becoming a Member? 

Tram Tours

Tram Tours
Trams run daily and depart Baker Hall on the hour 10AM-4PM

Boat Tours

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, boat tours are cancelled for the 2021 season. 

Looking for Group Tours?

We have a number of Guided Tours for groups of any size.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Service dogs are always welcome. We have special days throughout the year that you are able to bring your dog with you.  Please be sure to check the website for updates about these days.

Picnicking is welcomed and encouraged. Please leave the area as you found it.  The Garden follows City of Norfolk rules in regards to open container alcohol. Marigold and Honey café sells beer and wine, which must stay on café premises.

The Garden is a self-guided walking tour. We do offer guided tram tours which are included with Garden admission.  Tram times vary based on the season and day of the week, so we encourage you to check the website or call 757-441-5830 ext. 324 for the tram schedule before visiting.

Yes, as long as you have your general admission receipt from the same day. We do not allow reentry for special events such as Dominion Energy Garden of Lights or Million Bulb Walk.

Bikes nights are 4-7PM daily.  Please leave skates, skateboards, rollerblades, and scooters at home.

If you would like to book a tour of the Garden, we offer group rates for twenty or more guests. You can learn more about Group Tours here

Amateur photographers are always welcome. For commercial or portrait photography, please see our Portrait Photography Policy or contact Weddings & Special Events at (757) 441-5830 ext. 320

We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 9AM-5PM. Please visit us in the evening during these holidays for our Dominion Energy Garden of Lights and Million Bulb Walk.

Click here to find out what is in bloom when you are visiting. The Director of Horticulture also publishes weekly recommendations which you can find on a chalkboard inside the Baker Hall Visitor Center.

Due to COVID-19 we are not renting out wheelchairs at this time.

Yes, it is open seasonally.  Check here for café hours.

City of Norfolk code prohibits fishing, swimming, or launching a watercraft from the Garden.