Norfolk Botanical Gardens

EASY 12 reviews

Norfolk Botanical Gardens is a 5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Norfolk, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

5.0 miles 250 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


no dogs

Beautiful gardens! There are miles of trails, but a five mile zig-zag loop should take in most everything. Most of the park is ADA accessable. There are boat tours and golf cart train tours for thos who need to see it sitting down. Depending on the season, azaleas, roses, flowering trees, there is a lot of ever changing beauty to see.

27 days ago

Beautiful place year around. Be sure to use the paths around the perimeter along the lakes.

27 days ago

Excellent place for a walk or run.

3 months ago

4 months ago

I love this place. There are many, many secluded little seating areas you can hide out in and read a book or sit in peace where no one will ever find you. The gardens are beautifully manicured and colorful all year long. Great place to go for a run or a really, really long walk.

5 months ago

Wonderful garden with lots of smaller trails off the main loop. Beautiful all seasons

6 months ago

7 months ago

Pretty flowers. Mostly paved trails. Nothing challenging, but definitely fun and scenic. Bring a camera!

9 months ago

Definitely a pretty walk, definitely an easy walk, but I wouldn't say it's worth it for $20, AT ALL.

11 months ago

Peaceful, quiet and gorgeous!

1 year ago

3 years ago

Cannot imagine a more beautiful place! Flowers everywhere, the lake, the trees, the atmosphere and the day was perfect.

nature trips
3 years ago

OMG!!!!!!! Can a place actually be this beautiful? I gave it five stars because you don't have more. I have been there many times over the years, but never tire of it. Although there are miles of trails, I would not call it a hiking trail. Walking trail or nature trail, yes.