Update May 18, 2021

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced new guidance regarding COVID-19 and vaccines. Among other things, the CDC now says that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most settings. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Based on this new guidance regarding vaccine effectiveness, beginning May 18, 2021, we are modifying our policy regarding face coverings at NBG.Members and guests who are fully vaccinated may enter buildings without a face mask/covering. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for guests’ responsible cooperation with this revised policy.
  • Gift shop is open with limited capacity due to social distancing requirements

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 – 6:00 pm



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.

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Tram Tours
Trams run daily and depart Baker Hall on the hour 10AM-4PM
*Please Note: Due to replacement of Cobblestone Bridge, Tram routes have changed.
Boat Tours
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
11AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM
Adults $8
NBG Members and Children (3-17) $5

Toddlers (2 & Under) FREE with Parent/Guardian
registration required
Tickets must be purchased in person at our Front Desk in Baker Hall Visitor Center.

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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.

Yes! Wheelchairs are available to rent for free from our Baker Hall Visitor Center. We hold on to an ID while you have the wheelchair checked out. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis.

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

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