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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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Orange, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

After being outer banks visitors for more than thirty years, we finally made our first visit to the Elizabethan Gardens. There was a great deal to see --the gardens were beautiful and well-tended and were a highlight of our vacation.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was enjoyable for me and my 10-year old daughter, even though we're not horticulturalists. While I felt that $15 for the 2 of us, was a little too much to charge, it wouldn't keep me from encouraging others to go and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the beautiful gardens.

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Brookville, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

amazing place to see! a new adventure when i thought we had seen it all in the OBX area!! Friendly staff, and lots to see and do and learn.

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Mentor, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have been coming to the OBX for 14 yrs without ever visiting the Gardens. We needed to pass time and wait for the Christmas Shoppe to open so thought we would visit. Ended up walking through the gardens and were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it....even our 20 yr old daughters were glad they went. Even if... More

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Algoma, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Even though it was rainy, we dodged the drops long enough to tour this wonderful garden. The gift shop was fun too.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a very peaceful place to visit. One can wander without feeling like you are in anyone's way. There are places to sit along the paths and that was great due to the heat & humidity.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The gardens where set up well. I enjoyed walking through them Great place for pictures. The roses garden was in sad shape.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If there is a garden to visit when I'm traveling, it is hard for me to pass up. This one did not disappoint! To address some of the comments in other reviews, if you are looking for lots of blooms, you need to go at the time native plants are blooming. For example, there are many, many azaleas in the... More

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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Took lots of photos cause hydrangeas were in bloom. They were beautiful. Even have plants for sale. Lots of native species. I thought $9 per head(with AAA discount) was steep. I compare with Duke Gardens next to my workplace which is free except with parking. So I had high standard to compare.

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Washington, D.C.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place was awesome. Be prepared that you will sweat a bit in the summer since it's all outdoors but there is a lot of tree shade. Gorgeous grounds and manicured plants and trees. Their gift shop is pretty neat too. I would go in the Spring when everything is blooming. There was still a lot to see in July... More

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