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Elizabethan Gardens

Address: 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-3234
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Manteo
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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
Poquoson, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited in 10/14 and it was lovely. Romantic and very green, with wonderful surprises at every turn. Highly recommended.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

cost $9.50 per person. October is a little off season but the gardens still had a lot of interest and some flowering plants. They were putting up Christmas Lights for December- I imagine that will be fantastic- wish I was in OBX then - I would go. Spent about 45 minutes - probably could spend more time in Spring and... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I have been there many times in various seasons. It is always wonderful. The cost is very reasonable and everyone is helpful. I would say it is a place to visit many times during the year to see the wonderful changes in the flowers. It is great for taking pictures. It is a little hidden but worth... More 

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