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Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
+1 252-473-3234
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Beautiful even as the summer season wanes ..

Lovely gardens, well kept. One thing I appreciated was there were just the right amount of plant... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ValerieinVB
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Charming gardens!

Wonderful brick pathways and beautiful flowers blooming everywhere! Great place to spend a few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kaliddell
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Fanciful and elaborate gardens were kept to entertain Queen Elizabeth I during her reign. Our garden was created for your enjoyment, and as a living memorial to the time when Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists lived in this very place over 400 years ago. The Elizabethan Gardens is a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina. Located 15 minutes from Nags Head, North Carolina. Special features include: Italian renaissance statuary, water views, gift shop and plant sales, mobile phone audio tour. Plant collections include: native plants, azaleas, crape mrytles, hydrangeas, conifers and seasonal blooms. Our dapple-shaded paths and lush green Scape offer a tranquil retreat from the beach. We are pet friendly. Our walkways are handicap accessible.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely gardens, well kept. One thing I appreciated was there were just the right amount of plant and bird identifying signage. Some botanical gardens are way over-signed. The gardens were also meticulous where they should be and pleasantly lush in other places.

Thank ValerieinVB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful brick pathways and beautiful flowers blooming everywhere! Great place to spend a few hours. Loved the statues scattered around too

Thank kaliddell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem well worth an hour or more Very interesting and very well maintained Formal gardens were small but the grounds were fantastic

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good for couples... groups of adults. Young children and older will be bored. Relaxing way to spend a morning away from the beach crowds.

Thank christinemC7377UI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens on outside of Manteo. Located on the water, nice breeze on very hot day. Pet friendly.

Thank Leslie376260
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hydrangeas were all in bloom while I was there visiting and they were very lovely to view. The gardens are well-maintained by what I believe to be a very small crew (perhaps only one gardener and an occasional helper). I cannot imagine taking care...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not alot blooming but peaceful and serene setting. Just bring bug spray if visiting around 5 o'clock.

Thank sbrad09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great visit especially for gardeners and garden enthusiasts. Beautiful and serene. Well worth the admission fee.

Thank LoudounHousewife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Larger than I expected with a variety of gardens to explore. The hydrangeas were magnificent and in hues I had never seen before!

Thank Rosemary J
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of our annual stops in the Outer Banks. It's a lovely spot for a leisurely walk filled with gorgeous plants and beautiful butterflies. Be sure to check out the old gate by the water as well as the gazebo. This is one...More

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Y453GCmaryb
10 July 2017|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no stairs or anything, flat paths throughout :)
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leighk73
24 April 2017|
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Response from Carl C |
Thanks for your interest in the Gardens. Currently we do not sell items online. Is there something we could help you with? We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.
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Mrsmiller2012
1 February 2017|
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Response from Carl C |
Indeed you can bring a lunch into the Gardens. Starting in May we have a food truck on site that has amazing food. We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.
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