If you live in the Coastal Virginia area I’m sure you have heard of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. It’s one of my most favorite local places to visit. I make sure to keep my membership up to date because I enjoy touring the gardens regularly throughout the year. I’ve put together some pictures of my son and I earlier this summer exploring some of the beautiful areas throughout this magical place.
These pictures represent just a small glimpse of how wonderful this place is. The park offers around the clock tram services throughout the park if you’re not up for walking. The tram has several stops, providing an opportunity to stop and walk for a bit as well. My son and I usually do the boat tour a couple times of the year. There is much to see from this perspective including an assortment of birds and the beautiful shoreline of the gardens. For families with young children, there’s an interactive children’s garden with various activities throughout the year for the young gardening enthusiasts!
One of the great things about NBG is that they have year around classes and events during the different seasons. Some of the offerings are free, some have additional fees. You can take horticultural classes, sign up for yoga, or even get creative with crafts including painting and photography, to name just a few. If you are hungry or thirsty, there’s a quaint little cafe where you can swing by for a sandwich, delicious salad or even a healthy smoothy.
If you live in the Hampton Roads area or find yourself traveling through here please make it a priority to stop at the NBG! You will not be disappointed. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.