With more than 60 different gardens on 175-acres, Norfolk Botanical Garden has something for every season and every taste.
Some of the gardens showcase styles from different parts of the world, while others are focused on one particular type of plant. There are gardens of intense fragrance and color, and some for reflective contemplation. There are several that offer manicured formality, but also have places where nature rules, where visitors can see local birds and other wildlife.The gardens that can be viewed by tram, boat or by foot.
Themed gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden, and the Bicentennial Rose Garden which features 450 rose varieties. In April the azaleas are showstoppers.
The Garden has a notable collection of art that dates back to the 1950s. Pieces From the 19th-century series of famous artists statues located in the picturesque Statuary Vista to contemporary pieces, the collection of Art in the Garden reflects different time periods and styles. Indoor exhibits are on display year round in the Baker Hall Visitor Center. Rotating exhibits of painting, photography and other media highlight the beauty of the natural world.
Credit: Overview from garden website