Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Norfolk Botanical Garden

A natural beauty

three stars

87.14

6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23518
tel: (757) 441-5830   Web Site
EIN: 54-0788933

Board Leadership
W. Ryan Snow
Chairman

CEO
Michael P. Desplaines
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.14 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1938 as the Azalea Garden project, the Norfolk Botanical Garden's mission is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs. More than twenty thousand children and adults are reached every year at the Garden by programs, classes and Norfolk Botanical Garden lectures. Today, the Garden includes 155 acres, with over 30 theme gardens that can be viewed by tram, boat or by foot. Theme gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden and the Bicentennial Rose Garden. Each of these gardens allows guests to see a variety of plants-from the cultivated to the wild.

Founded in 1938 as the Azalea Garden project, the Norfolk Botanical Garden's mission is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs. More than twenty thousand children and adults are reached every year at the Garden by programs, classes and Norfolk Botanical Garden lectures. Today, the Garden includes 155 acres, with over 30 theme gardens that can be viewed by tram, boat or by foot. Theme gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden and the Bicentennial Rose Garden. Each of these gardens allows guests to see a variety of plants-from the cultivated to the wild.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.22
  Program Expenses Growth 21.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Norfolk Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Norfolk Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,650,114
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $193,943
   Related Organizations $696,427
   Government Grants $1,226,659
Total Contributions $7,767,143
   Program Service Revenue $1,621,082
Total Primary Revenue $9,388,225
   Other Revenue $1,617,137
TOTAL REVENUE $11,005,362
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,482,961
   Administrative Expenses $556,019
   Fundraising Expenses $325,824
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,364,804
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,640,558
   
Net Assets $25,376,199

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,159 2.29% Michael P. Desplaines President, CEO

Mission

Founded in 1938 as the Azalea Garden project, the Norfolk Botanical Garden's mission is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs. More than twenty thousand children and adults are reached every year at the Garden by programs, classes and Norfolk Botanical Garden lectures. Today, the Garden includes 155 acres, with over 30 theme gardens that can be viewed by tram, boat or by foot. Theme gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden and the Bicentennial Rose Garden. Each of these gardens allows guests to see a variety of plants-from the cultivated to the wild.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 87.14 three stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 91.42 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 89.24 three stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 92.74 four stars
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (PA) 92.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, VA 23518
tel: (757) 441-5830
fax: (757) 853-8294
EIN: 54-0788933

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Board Leadership

W. Ryan Snow
Chairman

CEO

Michael P. Desplaines
President, CEO