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Elizabethan Gardens

Address: 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-3234
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Manteo
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A reproduction of a garden of the time of Elizabeth I located on Roanoke Island.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A reproduction of a garden of the time of Elizabeth I located on Roanoke Island.

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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went for the first time a few years back for Mothers Day. It was absolutely gorgeous. I cant tell you how many pictures I took or how long we explored the gardens.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've visited a number of parks and gardens that are done up in Christmas Lights for Dec. I can say I would put this location in my top 5 for sure. Its well laid out with a mix of various displays and lighted trees. The addition of music, marshmellow roasting, and even movies played on a large outdoor screen just... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My fiance & I visited the Gardens for the Winter Lights event right after New Years. We enjoyed a lit-up stroll through the Gardens as our Christmas season came to a close. The walk was made even better by stumbling across a tent in the middle of the exhibits showing my favorite Christmas movie, Rudolph! Definitely a must-see for Christmas... More 

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Poquoson, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Spent $50 Tangier outlets & was rewarded with a free coupon to walk thru.. so glad we went not only were the grounds decorated beautifully we also go to roast marshmallows listenlistened to a large choir singing, the had a out door movie playing & Santa himself was there... a truly wonderful experience kudos to the staff & volunteers.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If anyone is in the area this month, do not miss the festival of lights at Elizabethan Gardens. The experience will thrill young and old alike. Explore the garden on foot accompanied by traditional Christmas music. Top it off with hot cider in the visitor's center for a most memorable night!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a beautiful light display in the gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the gardens during the day and went back again for the Christmas Lights.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited in July of 2013. My kids were bored and wished they were at a beach, but my husband and I liked it quite a bit. The gardens are beautiful! The landscaping is exquisite. We don't have English gardens where we live, so we thought it was quite a treat. Walking through the gardens was a lovely way to... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I'm sure this is a showplace in the Spring and Summer because it is wonderful in November! There was a lot of activity decorating for Christmas but we enjoyed it very much.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The gardens are walkable but laid out with mostly paved paths that make the experience feel like an adventure. I think anyone would find a reason to enjoy them. A welcome respite from more touristy destinations and a great place for photographers. There is a fine gift shop with quality items at fair prices. You may also purchase smaller versions... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We paid $9 each to see the Elizabethan Gardens & it was worth every cent. The gardens are well-maintained & offer a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, & other plants in elegant settings along the waterfront. Gift shop had a lovely selection of items.

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