Group Tour Options

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Land, Lake & Lunch Tour

This all inclusive tour is ideal for small groups of up to twenty-three individuals interested in the full Garden experience! Tour package includes admission to the Garden, guided boat tour, narrated tram tour, boxed lunches and one hour rental of our Garden Picnic Pavilion. Guests are encouraged to explore the Garden on their own after their scheduled tours. Advanced reservations required. (Min. 10/Max. 23) Available May-October. 10AM & 12PM Daily $40 per person

Secret Garden Tour

Explore the Garden’s hidden gems with one of our experienced garden guides! Smaller groups will enjoy a guided walking tour through areas of the garden not accessible by our garden trams. Tour package includes admission to the Garden and private garden tour. Moderate walking. Guests are encouraged to explore the Garden on their own after their scheduled tours. Advanced reservations required. (Min. 15) $20 per person

Behind the Seasons Tour

There is always something growing, blooming or changing here at the Garden! Our Behind the Seasons Tour is ideal for small groups interested in exploring the Garden’s seasonal highlights and new additions. Tour package includes admission to the Garden and guided walking tour. Moderate walking. Guests are encouraged to explore the Garden on their own after their scheduled tours. Advanced reservations required. (Min. 15) $20 per person

WPA Historic Tour

Small groups are invited to immerse themselves in the Garden’s splendor and discover its unique cultural heritage. Tour package includes admission to the Garden and historical walking tour. Moderate walking. Guests are encouraged to explore the Garden on their own after their scheduled tours. Advanced reservations required. (Min. 15) $20 per person

Self Guided Visit

Groups of twenty or more receive a discount on full-price admission to the Garden with advanced registration! Your visit includes admission to the Garden and narrated tram tour. Guests are welcome and encouraged to explore the Garden on their own after their scheduled tours. Advanced reservations required. (Min. 20) Available May 9th -December 31st 2016.  $10 per person

Motor Coach Tram Tour

Attention tour operators and group travel companies, add Norfolk Botanical Garden to your bus tour itinerary! Norfolk Botanical Garden is a premier horticultural attraction located in the heart of Coastal Virginia. Tour package includes 25 minute narrated tram tour only. Groups interested in exploring the Garden before or after the tram tour will need to book the Self-Guided Visit. Advanced reservations required. (Min. 20) $9 per person

Private Boat Tours for Groups

Groups are invited to book a private boat tour highlighting the plants and wildlife through our Garden canals and around serene Lake Whitehurst with our friendly and knowledgeable garden guides.  Private Boat tours can accommodate up to 23 passengers. Guests must also pay Garden Admission.  Advanced reservations required. (Maximum Capacity 23 Guests) Guests can also purchase tickets individually for the public boat tour on a first come basis. See visitor center for public boat tour schedule and ticket pricing or click here for more information on our public boat tours. Available May -October 2016. $185 per boat

Picnic Pavilion Reservation

Our covered picnic pavilion overlooking Lake Whitehurst is the ideal setting for groups interested in adding an informal group picnic or cook-out to their visit. The picnic Pavilion offers 10 picnic tables, charcoal grills, adjacent parking and convenient restrooms. Pavilion rental fees do not include Garden Admission. Half Day Rental (April- October: 9am-1pm or 3pm-7pm/November-March 9am-12pm or 2pm-5pm) $50 / Full Day Rental (April-October 9am-7pm/November-March 9am-5pm) $100

2018 Holiday Lights Group Tour

Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Dominion Energy Garden of Lights Display was voted one of America’s top ten holiday light shows! Every year, the Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland. Groups of twenty or more individuals are invited to experience this spectacular display!


Million Bulb Walk: November 9th- December 15th, 2018

Enjoy a self-guided walk through this exciting light display. With over 1-mile to explore there is something for everyone! The group rate is just $13.00 per person for this tour. Advanced reservations required. (Minimum Booking 20 Guests)


Dominion Energy Garden of Lights: December 16th- 30th, 2018

Climb aboard one of our covered garden trams for a 25-30 min ride through our enchanting/festive light display. Reservations start with an arrival at 7:30pm with tram departure time at 8:00pm. The group rate is $10.00 per person for this guided tour. *Reservations booked Monday – Thursday only. (Minimum Booking 20 Guests) *No Reservations on Christmas Eve, Christmas Evening, or New Year’s Evening.

*Deposit for minimum booking required to secure reservation. Final payment balances due at least two weeks in advance of scheduled visit. 

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All major credit cards are accepted. Please make checks payable to Norfolk Botanical Garden. One person should handle payment for your entire group. For groups arriving by motorcoach, admission is complimentary for the driver and one group escort.

Garden Gift Shop

Even the locals love our Gift Shop, stocked with a wide array of unique gift items. Favorites are pottery, specialty food items, unusual souvenirs and gardening books.

Marigold & Honey Cafe

Open seasonally, Marigold & Honey is a counter service bistro style cafe offering gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, freshly-squeezed lemonades, smoothies and daily selection of baked goodies with free delivery anywhere within Norfolk Botanical Garden. For more information on group reservations, boxed lunch options or catering services pleas visit the Marigold & Honey home page.


Trams, garden pathways, picnic shelters, buildings and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available at the Guest Services Desk on a first come basis.

Warm up in the Tropical Display House - many exotic plants and lots of blooming orchids.