I checked another item off my Virginia bucket list this week with a visit to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. My father in law is a teacher and had the week off due to spring break. He and my mother in law had the week all planned out. When they mentioned they would be taking a trip to the Botanical Gardens, I asked to tag along.
I must admit, I have been to the gardens once before. However, it was in the middle of December and was at night. My husband and I went with friends to see the Garden of Lights. Another "must see" if you are in the area around the holidays. It is a gorgeous light display that you view while driving through the gardens in your car. We packed hot cider and Christmas goodies to snack on, which made the event even more enjoyable!
The azaleas are in bloom right now in Virginia and everywhere you look there are pops of purple, pink and red. I could not get over how many there were on the 155 acres of gardens. If you are interested in horticulture, this is the place to visit. You will find more than forty themed gardens. If you want to know what is currently blooming, check out the Norfolk Botanical Gardens website. I personally would like to go back when the rose gardens are in bloom. I can only imagine how beautiful it will be! And the scent of all those roses would be delightful.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, this would be a gorgeous location for a wedding! There are so many beautiful spots. If I were planning a wedding, I don't know which one I'd choose! I can't wait for the day someone hires me to document their wedding here.