We go times a year in all seasons and regularly take guests. Cafe is a simple but pleasant lunch spot overlooking Japanese gardens. Boat tour is a must do at least once. Tram is a great way to find where you want to start but don't cheat yourself by not exploring the whole area. I've visited the Gardens on several occasions.
Norfolk Botanical Garden offers a variety of classes for adults who are still growing their minds. If you want to learn more about gardening from basic how-to to more advanced garden design, we have a class for you. We also have programs for those who see the Garden as an inspiration for their creative side, with classes in floral design, cooking, art, crafts and more. If you want to use our acres to get healthy, we have classes to get you started or keep you going in an active lifestyle.
Since the majority of the male labor force were busy on other projects, the area was cleared by African American women and 20 African American men. The Norfolk Botanical Garden Society began managing the gardens in , and in the gardens were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Norfolk Botanical Garden consists of acres of themed gardens, 52 to be exact, as well as numerous species of birds and butterflies.
NYBG offers a wealth of courses in topics to help you better understand plants and the natural world around you. Choose from one-day workshops and lectures or our multi-week courses offering more in-depth training. The NYBG Botany and Horticulture programs gave me the opportunity to develop my knowledge in plant science, and explore a variety of fields and practices.