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Norfolk Botanical Garden celebrating Black History Month with free admission on Thursdays

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 30, 2021

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Botanical Garden is celebrating Black History Month this year by offering free admission on Thursdays throughout the month of February.

A Virginia Historic Landmark that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 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, it is inviting the community to enjoy all the Garden has to offer for free on Thursdays this Black History Month.

You can 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, your canine family members are welcome to explore the Garden too for February FIDO Fridays. Members and their dogs get in free. If you're not a member of the Garden, your dog can enjoy the fun for just $5 (human admission also applies).

Visit the Garden's official website for more information.