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Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3234
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Manteo
Type: Gardens
Activities: Hiking
Description: A reproduction of a garden of the time of Elizabeth I located on Roanoke Island.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

These beautifully designed and landscaped gardens were created as a living monument to the lost colony of Roanoke. We spent about 90 minutes strolling through the lush foliage with each turn revealing a new vista... a fountain, neoclassical statuary, an arbor and even the waters of the sound. The admission price was on the steep side, but the gardens are... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nine dollars a person is too much for these gardens. And we took our dog and they charge $3 for a dog on a leash. Ridiculous. You can take a dog on the grounds of Monticello for free but this place charges $3? Give me a break.

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Wallkill
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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We actually went to see the first colony park and this was an adjacent exhibit not connected to the national park. The entrance alone is a wonderful thing to see and better than some entire gardens that we have seen. Once inside the formal exhibit you are presented with the most wonderful display of plants, flowers and trees in a... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Decided to stop in on a day that wasn't going to be a good beach and fishing day and we're glad we stopped. The gardens were lovely and well maintained. We found a coupon in the local coupon book for $1 off an adult admission. I would recommend using the cell phone tour that you call in to and enter... More

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Napa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The gardens here are well kept up, and it is lovely to walk through here. There are also beautiful views of the sound at different points. The plants are sometimes identified, but there could be more signage to help you to know what you are seeing.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This garden just took our breath away with it's beauty and the gift shop carries so many lovely items. It was one of my favorites on our trip!

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

New walkways since we last visited, perfect for people with prams and in wheelchairs. Better identification and a great little shop.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I took my Mom to the Elizabethan Garden on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. We'd been before, but we see different things with each visit, depending on the time of the year. I've always enjoyed how peaceful it is, but on this visit, they were setting up for one event, and another was in progress. Our access wasn't restricted, but we... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I thought the Elizabethan Gardens were very nice and provided a pleasant, scenic walk. As someone who doesn't garden, I wasn't overly impressed by it and thought it was a little pricey for what it was. It's worth a trip if you appreciate gardening and are in the mood for a quiet stroll.

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East Northport, New York
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178 reviews 178 reviews
55 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a lovely place to stroll, take pictures and relax. A respite from our busy world. Cute little gift shop worn reasonable prices. Tales about 2 hours to see everything. Cost $10 for adults. A definite must while your in town.

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