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Posted on: February 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Botanical Garden Celebrates Black History Month with FREE Admission Thursdays in February

NORFOLK, Va., January 29, 2021 – Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) celebrates Black History Month by offering Free Admission Thursdays in February. A Virginia Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, NBG has a long history with humble beginnings. The Garden celebrates the 220 African-American Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers who cleared dense vegetation and planted the first azaleas at NBG in the late 1930s. As a way to honor their lasting legacy and share the gift of nature with all, we invite the community to enjoy all that the Garden has to offer free on Thursdays this February. 

Explore the Garden's 175 acres, an oasis nestled between diverse neighborhoods surrounded by stunning water views - the most beautiful location in Coastal Virginia. The Winter Orchid Display at the NBG Tropical Display House is a must see during your visit with blooming orchids and tropical plants. This February, canine family members are welcome to explore the Garden with their humans for February FIDO Fridays. Members and members’ dogs are free - not-yet-members’ dogs: $5.00 (human admission applies) 

Connect with Nature in the New Year! 
Become a 
NBG member and enjoy the Garden all year for FREE!  

About Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk Botanical Garden represents an oasis of more than 60 themed gardens encompassing 175 beautiful acres. From stunning plant collections to WOW - World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden, this diverse natural beauty can be explored by tram, boat, or walking tours. The Garden is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, recognized as a Virginia Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Virginia Green attraction. It is managed by Norfolk Botanical Garden, Inc. and supported by the City of Norfolk. The mission of Norfolk Botanical Garden is to immerse visitors in a world of beauty, lead through environmental action, and inspire through education and connection to nature. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $12 for ages 3-17, 2 and under are free.


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