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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

April 1 – October 15  9 am – 7 pm

October 16 – March 31  9 am – 5 pm

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

WOW Children’s Garden

March 18 – October 15 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
(WOW Splash Fountains: April 13-October 13)

October 16 – March 31 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
(WOW unstaffed and restroom availability limited December-February)

Butterfly House

Closed for the season

Bike Nights

April 1-October 15th 4-7PM *Except Tuesdays in July

Directions

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.

Ticket Prices

Members Adults Seniors &
Military
Children
(3-17)
Toddlers
(2 & under)
FREE $12 $10 $10 Free with Parent
or Guardian

Interested in becoming a Member? 

Tram Tours

Trams are included with Garden admission!

Tuesday September 3rd-Sunday November 3rd
Daily
Trams depart on the hour 10am-4pm.

Boat Tours

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays September 1st-October 13th

12PM, 2PM, 4PM and 5PM 

A guide provides a narrated tour of the Garden as seen from the canals and information on the watershed, lake and wildlife while on Lake Whitehurst. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

  • Boat tour tickets are $8.00
  • $5 for NBG Members and children ages 3-17
  • Toddlers 2 & under are free with an adult

Tickets may be purchased at the Guest Services Desk located inside the Visitors Center.

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 and tricycles are welcome on certain days.  These dates are updated on the website, so be sure to check before bringing your bike.  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, manual wheelchairs are available on a first come first serve basis at our Information Desk in Baker Hall Visitor Center.  You may check out a wheelchair by leaving a photo ID at the Information Desk.

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

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

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