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Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3234
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Ranked #6 of 13 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Not too many flowers were in bloom this early in the season; nonetheless, the gardens still have beauty to see in abundance. I attended a wedding and was blown away with how perfect everything was. Every where you look is a photo opportunity. The free park in which the gardens are located has it's own natural beauty to offer. And... More

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Hornell, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The gardens were nice, but not impressive during the off-season. My Wife and I enjoy visiting botantical attractions and found the Elizabethan Gardens small and lacking in diversity. Importantly, our visit was in March meaning very little of the gardens were in blossom or bloom. As an additiona note, the customer service was very slow and the very friendly woman... More

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I was there off season (camelias, some Japanese cherry, croci and other bulb flowers in bloom) but it is a beautiful designed space: separate "rooms" in the classic pre-Romantic style with benches and focal points that encourage one to linger.Just the right size so that it doesn't overwhelm. Lovely. Friendly gardeners too.

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Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The best part about these gardens is that it is well laid out and not overwhelming to walk around. The variety of flowers made each turn a new venture. Unfortunately for me I came in early April and there was not full blooming of the hundreds of thousands of flowers. The signage made it easy for those of us who... More

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Manteo, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place just to come walk around and marvel at the gorgeous gardens. We often come here for events such as the Easter Egg Hunt or most recently we came for Harvest Hay Day. During these special events they provide children with wonderful activities including a hay ride, lots of arts and crafts and good food to... More

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I especially loved the rose garden. Expect to spend quite a while there, and I recommend going on a cooler day because the garden gets really humid. My daughter didn't seem to enjoy it as much as I did because it is a lot of walking. We were all exhausted by the time we left.

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Hesson, Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I wish I could have spent more time wandering the gardens. A picnic lunch would be perfect here. The little nooks and surprises you find wandering around are enchanting. Simply lovely. Even the kids were excited by the butterflies, fountains and statues.

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Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Beautiful and peaceful. Wonderful place to visit. Interesting plants and paths to follow. Loved the ocean view. Very picturesque.

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Whiteville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Absolutely worth it. A beautiful, serene place filled with flowers and statutes and fountains. Staff was extra nice. We found a little gazebo tucked away in the trees that looked out over the water. Beautiful view. The whole garden was amazing. Could have stayed there all day.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were on the island during the government shut down so the national sites where all closed, but this being privately run was open and quite busy. Its a huge place and will take some time to walk around and see everything. Its enjoyable even is you're not all that into plantings and gardens. Its beautifully laid out, easy to... More

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