For more information contact Cathy Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer at or (757) 441-5830 ext. 319

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January 31, 2023

As construction continues, fencing has been installed near our main Baker Hall Building. The Education entrance and Rose Garden Hall entrance are closed. The main entrance to Baker Hall is open with access to the rest of the building. 


image of closed entrance to Rose Garden Hall with construction crew GOT

January 25, 2023

This week, a group of 14 USS Iwo Jima Sailors volunteered their time to remove pavers from the Sensory Garden in preparation for the new  Brock Parking Garden. The pavers were loaded on pallets and stored for future installation. As we expand our parking area, we are planting more than 100 trees in and around the parking garden. The back portion of the parking lot is also being prepared for lot expansion. 

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that help us through the year! As a non-profit organization, we could not do what we do without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers. 

Interested in volunteering? Click here. 

January 18, 2023

Dills Architects, the A.R. Chesson construction team and NBG staff met to discuss the latest updates and construction timeline. As we move through this exciting time building and planting the Garden’s future, NBG is working on making sure you are in the know and that you have a wonderful experience visiting the Garden during the construction phase of The Garden of Tomorrow.

Meeting GOT
image of parking lot with construction crew GOT

January 17, 2023

Work on building the Garden of Tomorrow began in earnest late last week with the rerouting of underground electrical cables, dredging for future water and power lines as well as installing fencing around the work site. The latest activity is taking place in the parking lot. More than 100 trees are scheduled to be planted in and around the New Brock Parking Garden with more parking spaces, an environmentally – friendly channel run-off and the addition of beautiful water features. In addition, we were able to save and protect the six large willow oaks along Rose Garden Rd. Like all oaks, willow oaks are a keystone species in the local environment providing food and habitat for numerous species as well as needed shade for Garden visitors.


January 12, 2023

The Garden of Tomorrow has BEGUN.
When you arrive at the Garden you will notice fencing and activity along Rose Garden Road. Dominion Energy is dredging into the ground for future power lines and water pipes. These are the first steps in our estimated two-year construction.

January 2023

Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2023.
Look for bi-weekly updates on how the progress is going – videos, images and information as construction progresses. Thank you to everyone who is supporting The Garden of Tomorrow. You are helping BUILD & PLANT the future.


November 17, 2022

President & CEO Michael Desplaines signed the contract to begin the construction of The Garden of Tomorrow. 

September 12, 2022

Arrival of the construction trailer.


September 1, 2021

The Garden of Tomorrow groundbreaking ceremony took place September 1, 2021. This event included Norfolk City leaders, major donors, staff and special guests.
(photo: Michael P. Desplaines, NBG President & CEO)