Hermitage Museum & Gardens

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United States of America - Virginia - Norfolk

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level II

About the Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Founded by William and Florence Sloane, The Hermitage Museum & Gardens is a historic estate museum of the arts, and nature on a 12.5-acre peninsula of the Lafayette River estuary in the heart of Norfolk Virginia. The gardens were originally designed by Florence Sloane and built in the 1920s. Today, we have restored wetlands, woodlands, formal and informal gardens. We have a Rose Garden, a Border Garden, a Shade Garden, Sunken Garden, Rain Garden, Wetland Buffer Garden and a Pollinator Garden. There are maintained paths, a Boardwalk and woodland trails.

Main Address:
Hermitage Museum & Gardens
7637 North Shore Road
Virginia 23505 United States of America

Telephone: (757) 423-2052
Fax: (757) 423-2410
URL: https://thehermitagemuseum.org/
Primary Email: info@thehermitagemuseum.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jen Duncan
    Curator's Name: Philip Riske
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 1937
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.9098230
    Longitude: -76.3130950
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: The Hermitage Museum & Gardens
  • Local Address: 7637 North Shore Rd
  • Locality: City: Norfolk
  • Locality: State: Virginia, U.S.A

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 659
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 399
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes