Spring Fever at the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Norfolk Botanical Garden Spring
Photo by Aarushi Patel

While the Norfolk Botanical Garden is a year-round attraction, spring is when the wildflowers start to bloom, painting the landscape with an array of vibrant colors.

Throughout March, the Botanical Garden celebrates the blooming daffodils with Daffodil Daze, while April is peak blooming month for azaleas. During both months, the Botanical Garden will offer themed classes around those bountiful blooms, including guided walking tours of the gardens and hands-on classes.

April is also when the Online Plant Sale begins on the Norfolk Botanical Garden online store. A variety of plants will be available for purchase including house plants, seeds, specialty succulents, hard-to-find native azaleas and more. The plant sale sold out in 2020 after the event transitioned to an online format to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.

March 13: Narcissus & Other Early Spring Bloomers Walk & Talk

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the spring gardens with Les Parks, director of horticulture at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

March 27: Spring Bulbs and Blooms Walk & Talk

Michelle Baudanza, curator of herbaceous plants, leads an informative walk and talk showcasing the recently bloomed spring flowers.

April 6, 15, 17, 23: Azalea Walk & Talk

The Botanical Garden offers several opportunities to learn more about the azaleas with guided walks through the Enchanted Forest and Mirror Lake gardens.

April 14: Deciduous Azaleas

Learn about the Norfolk Botanical Garden’s deciduous azaleas in the classroom, followed by a walking tour to Native Azalea Point to view the collection.

April 20, 24: Azalea Pruning Workshop

Senior horticulturist, Tom Houser, teaches planting and hands-on pruning techniques for azaleas.

For more information, visit NorfolkBotanicalGarden.org

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