The garden is found in the middle of the water, with its three sides having canals. Its natural areas attract a diverse species of birds and butterflies. Studies show that more than 175 species of birds inhabit this garden. People are provided with options such as walking, taking a train, boat, or tram to explore this vast forest. Some part of the garden has natural forests while others woodland, allowing the visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery of different species of birds such as hummingbirds, warblers, and birds of prey. You can walk in the waterfront and sometimes take a boat tour, provided you know the schedule and the price.
The native plants from the pollinator gardens produce pollinators while the native butterfly species are found in the butterfly garden. There are rare species in this garden, such as the Kings Hairstreak. The garden is open all year, but the opening hours, events held, and other seasonal activities information can be found in the botanical garden website.
The admission charges are different for different groups of people. For instance, adult visitors are admitted for $12, and the adults in the military or those in senior positions are admitted for $10. Children and youth aged between three and seven years are also charged a $10 admission fee. However, other categories of people like children of two years and below, together with the members, are allowed to visit the garden free of charge.
The Norfolk botanical garden is found along the 6700 Azalea garden road in Norfolk, VA 23518. For the visitors who will find themselves in the previous site, return to the Indian River Road and turn left. Move for about 1.0 mile and turn left again. The route will continue to the Indian River road. From that point, move 0.4 miles and turn left to the stop sign but still on the Indian river road. You will have to drive to reach US 13 North for about 2.9 miles. Go straight onto SR 165N. Continue for 1.2 miles and, in the end, turn right to reach Azalea garden road. Drive again to find the garden entrance on your right after 1.2 miles.