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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Virginia - Norfolk

Institution Code: ODU

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Norfolk Botanical Garden

The mission of Norfolk Botanical Garden is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs.

Main Address:
Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Virginia 23518-5337 United States of America

Telephone: (757) 441-5830
Fax: (757) 853-8294
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Michael P. Desplaines, President & CEO
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Pincus, Plant Recorder

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1938
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 70 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.901617
    Longitude: -76.200217
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 7
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12447
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 7888
  • Special Collections:Camellia, Rhododendron (azalea), Hydrangea, Roses, Holly (Ilex), Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia),Conifers, Hemerocallis, Hosta, Iris, Magnolia, Mahonia(Berberis), Narcissus,Viburnum
  • Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes