Spring in Virginia is popcorn flowered bushes filled with beautiful color. Decided to experience this even more at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
This Garden began in 1938 during the Great Depression as an FDR Work Progress Administration Project with 200 black woman clearing and planting the first 23 acres. The Garden now encompasses 175 acres of natural and planted gardens.
Start at the Visitors Center with the free tram which runs on the hour. This overview to the Garden is informative and will help you plan your garden visit. On May 1st boat rides through the Garden canals will begin.
Next to the main building is the Japanese Garden. Always a personal favorite, stop for inspiration.
The Tower overlooking the gardens is a good spot to watch planes go skyward. The Garden is adjacent to the airport. Met a Frenchman catching a visit prior to departing for his homeland.
Rembrandt in the Statuary Garden..
The WPA Memorial walk to Mirror Lake is filled with camellias and azaleas..
As well as a Sequoia tree gracing the path..
On Father’s Day weekend the Butterfly Garden House will be open.
A Lego exhibit is throughout the garden..
And finally look who can visit on Sundays for those who are members. Furry friends. Membership has it’s privileges..
Much is happening at Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Come experience it.