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Wikipedia Description: Norfolk Botanical Garden
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The Norfolk Botanical Garden (155 acres) is a botanical garden with arboretum located at 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, Virginia. It is open daily except major holidays; an admission fee is charged.
The gardens date to the mid-1930s, when the city of Norfolk set aside a 75 acres of high, wooded ground plus 75 acres of reservoir for a city garden. In 1938, under a Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant, more than 200 African-American women and 20 men cleared the site. By March 1939, some 4,000 azaleas, 2,000 rhododendrons, several thousand miscellaneous shrubs and trees, and 100 bushels of daffodils had been planted. In 1958 the Old Dominion Horticultural Society took over maintenance and changed the garden's name to Norfolk Botanical Garden. A number of gardens were added through the 1950s and 1960s, including a Japanese garden, desert plants garden, colonial garden and rose garden. The Norfolk Botanical Garden, also known as the Norfolk Azalea Garden, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today the grounds include numerous theme gardens, including:
* All-American Selections Display Garden - features All-America Selections (AAS) of new annual varieties.
* Annette Kagan Healing Garden - medicinal plants, stream, and pools.
* Bicentennial Rose Garden (1976) - over 3,000 rose plants representing more than 430 varieties.
* Border Walk - traditional English-style border, with tulips, daffodils, pansies, as well as azaleas, hibiscus 'Diane', impatiens, petunias, and gomphrena.
* Bristow Butterfly Garden (2 acres) - a habitat for butterflies and moths.
* Colonial Herb Garden - American herb garden of the 1700s and 1800s, hedged with boxwood.
* Conifer Garden - dwarf and large conifers, including arborvitae, cryptomeria, False Cypress, juniper, and spruce.
* Fern Glade - numerous fern species.
* Flowering Aboretum (17.5 acres) - a coll ...More...
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2022_VA_NBG_WOW: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden -- WOW Children’s Garden (106 photos from 2022)
2022_VA_NBG_VC: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden -- Visitor Center (58 photos from 2022)
2022_VA_NBG: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden (197 photos from 2022)
2015_VA_NBG_WOW: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden -- WOW Children's Garden (14 photos from 2015)
2015_VA_NBG_VC: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden -- Visitor Center (7 photos from 2015)
2015_VA_NBG: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden (171 photos from 2015)
2006_VA_NBG_Eagles: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden -- Eagle nesting (17 photos from 2006)
2006_VA_NBG: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden (86 photos from 2006)
2005_VA_NBG_Reenact: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden -- Reenactor Weekend (9 photos from 2005)
2005_VA_NBG: VA -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Botanical Garden (51 photos from 2005)
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2022 photos: This year included major setbacks -- including Putin's invasion of Ukraine and the Supreme Court imposing the evangelical version of sharia law -- but also some steps forward like the results of the midterms.
This website had its 20th anniversary in August, 2022.
Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a visit to see Dad and Dixie in Asheville, NC with some other members of my family,
(July) a trip out west for the return of San Diego Comic-Con, and
(October) a long weekend in New York to cover New York Comic-Con.
Number of photos taken this year: about 386,000, up 2020 and 2021 levels but still way below pre-pandemic levels.
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