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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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Charleston, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I am NOT a gardener, but the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island are a thing of beauty. Well laid out along the banks of Albemarle Sound, they compose a beautiful display of trees and ornamental plants along a winding path that leads to a statue of Elizabeth I. The staff is friendly and eager to answer questions. If you are... More

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Raleigh, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our visit to the gardens was lovely. It is a nice leisure stroll and the gardens have many areas that are shaded so it is nice to be out even if the temperature is on the warm side. We enjoyed all the plants and sculptures. It was well worth the visit and I would recommend it to anyone.

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crepy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Walk with kids for a while, learn something about history of America, then kids start goofing around and play around but did not get bored...bc of all the stuff around to see and read about. Just beside the "lost Colony"

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Wassenberg, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We love coming here at any time of the year. Late August is not a peak blooming time, but the gardens are still lovely, with an astonishing amount of color. It is so beautiful!

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Buxton, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I visited the Elizabethan gardens with my 6 year old daughter on two occasions this summer. One to see the play Peter the Rabbit and the other to have tea with the Queen. Both events we terrific. Very well organized and great for kids and kids at heart. The woman who played Queen Elizabeth was both believable as well as... More

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Orange, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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