Garden Hours of Operation

OCTOBER 16th – March 31st 9AM-5PM

APRIL 1st – OCTOBER 15th 9AM-7PM

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

Marigold & Honey Café 

Closed for the season

Picnicking is welcomed and encouraged.

Please leave the area as you found it.

WOW Children’s Garden

9:30AM – 4:30PM 

Splash Fountains are off for the season

Garden Gift Shop

11AM – 9PM

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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!

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. Marigold and Honey café sells beer and wine, which must stay on café premises.

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. 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 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 & 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.

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.


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.

The Tropical Display House is closed today Tuesday December 6th,2022.