Garden of Lights at Norfolk Botanical Garden is a 2 ½ mile drive-through light show highlighting the four-seasons.
The glow of the Garden winds through the four seasons as they come alive with millions of twinkling lights.
The 2.5 miles of meandering paths are filled with beautiful displays, light-filled trees and the new Garden by the Sea underwater adventure. The new scene features beautiful Mermaid and her friends that are helping the City of Norfolk celebrate the Year of the Mermaid (our city symbol.)
This is the 15th annual Garden of Light show at the garden. All proceeds benefit children’s programming in the World of Wonders Children’s Adventure Garden.
Norfolk Botanical Garden is nationally recognized for its deep-rooted history and celebrated for its blooms in every season. In 1938 a WPA grant paid 220 African-American workers to clear 30 acres of dense vegetation, sowing the seeds for what is now one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. The 155 acre garden is home to 30 distinctive themed gardens, 95 species of birds and 30 kinds of butterflies. Our latest garden is World of Wonders – A Children’s Adventure Garden – a 3-acre garden where kids explore the connections between plants, international culture and the environment – all while having fun!