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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
Beginning October 16 9 am – 5 pm

$5 dollar admission after 5pm – Now through Labor Day.

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

WOW: Children’s Garden

April 1 – October 15 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
(Splash fountains April 1-September 30)
October 16 – March 31 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Butterfly House

June 16 – September 18, 2017 10 am – 7 pm

Bike Nights

Now through October 15, 2017 4 – 7 pm
Every evening (except: Tuesdays in July)


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 &
(2 & under)
FREE $12 $10 $10 Free with Parent
or Guardian

Interested in becoming a Member? 

Tram Tours

FREE with Garden Admission

Guided tram tours give a great overview of the Garden and its history. Tours begin at the Visitor Center and travel through the garden making several designated stops including the Children’s Garden, Butterfly House and Cafe.

April 1 – Labor Day Labor Day – November 1 November 2 – March 31
Trams depart on the hour 10am-4pm.
Trams depart on the hour and half hour. 10am-4:30pm.
Trams depart on the hour 10am-4pm daily. Trams service available 11am & 2pm

Boat Tours

Spring – Sept. 3 daily- 12PM, 2PM, 4PM and 5PM 
Sept. 4-Oct. 14 Fri., Sat. & Sun. – 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 3-12
  • 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.

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