Surrounded by majestic redwoods and blue atlas cedars this spot is centrally located in the Garden. At the top of the overlook, NATO Tower provides a bird’s-eye view of much of the Garden. The tower and overlook are named in honor of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) which has its North American headquarters here in Norfolk.
The colorful Flowering Arboretum, vibrant Matson Garden, formal Renaissance Court, lush Tropical Garden and snaking canals are all visible from the overlook. A variety of drought tolerant plants grow on the slopes of the overlook.