Plan your visit


Children’s Garden 

  • WOW Children’s Garden is open from 9:30AM – 4:30PM.
  • Splash Fountains are off for the season.
  • Learn about the children and family programs we offer at the Garden.


Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis at our Baker Hall Visitor Center.


  • Learn more about rotating food trucks in the Garden. Garden Café is closed indefinitely.
  • Picnicking is welcomed and encouraged.
  • Vending machines are available in the Children’s Garden and near the Butterfly House bathrooms.
  • Water fountains are available throughout out the Garden and some have touchless water bottle refill feature.
  • Learn more about the Garden Gift Shop, including hours.


Garden Tours

Seasonal Tram Tours

Trams tours will return Spring 2023! Stop by our Front Desk in Baker Hall Visitor Center to see what is in bloom the day of your visit!

Seasonal Boat Tours

Boat Tours will return Spring 2023!

Upcoming Events


try out some of our classes

Frequently Asked Questions:

We welcome dogs to the Garden every Sunday! ADA Service animals are always welcome.

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 which means it is not allowed on property

Single-use plastics are the number one pollutant on land and in our waterways. Our mission is to LEAD through environmental action and INSPIRE through education and connection to nature. Please bring a reusable container to be filled at the many cold, filtered-water dispensers located in the Garden (indicated on the Garden map by a water droplet symbol).

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. 0 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.

Bikes nights are 4-7PM daily from April 1 through October 15.  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 & 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.

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.

No, we do not have a café onsite. Check out our rotating food trucks located behind Baker Hall our main visitor center.

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


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.

Due to construction and LIMITED PARKING, we are requiring TIMED-ENTRY-TICKETING for ALL visitors  Learn More