Outdoors & Sports
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.
Norfolk Botanical Garden
The Garden dates back to 1938 when the Works Progress Administration sponsored 200 African-American women to clear the dense, native vegetation and plant 4,000 Azaleas.
Today, the Garden represents 155-acres of colorful landscapes, unusual flowers, mature forests and seasonal plantings and features one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast.
The mission of Norfolk Botanical Garden is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs. Our green actions are a natural extension of this mission.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service products.
| - Glass bottles |
| - Cardboard |
| - Plastic bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Steel cans |
| - Newspapers |
| - Fluorescent lamps (may be required by law) |
| - Batteries (may be required by law for NiCad and Lead-Acid) |
| - Electronics equipment - computers, etc. (may be required law) |
| - Please identify your recycling vendor(s) or service (the company and/or local government that collects your recyclables) (required for Virginia Green): _____ Packing supplies|
Reduce solid waste. Use water efficiently.Conserve energy.Offer a green events package
| - Use disposable food service items that are recyclable in your area |
| - Please list the diposable food service products that are used at your facility: (required for Virginia Green) Use disposable containers made from recycled content paper that are also recyclable|
| - Include the availability of "green meetings / conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally - Responsible Conferences and Events) |
For more information on Norfolk Botanical Garden, see
or contact Perry Mathews at email@example.com or 757-441-5830.
For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.
Virginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.