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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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177 reviews 177 reviews
54 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Also at the end of summer it was lovely place to relax and unwind. Many variants of European garden architecture united in a garden. The visit was worth every dollar.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The gardens were absolutely gorgeous! We went in the 3rd week of September and everything was blossomed and gorgeous. We even went back a second time with the in-laws when they visited us. We saw them setting up for a wedding and was jealous of gorgeous it all looked! The only two complaints were that the rose garden was completely... More

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Webster, NY
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A beautiful place with many lovely garden areas. Easy to follow path, room to explore. Took about an hour to see the place. So, maybe a bit small for the price. Some areas looking a bit worn (rose garden, fountain) Plenty of free parking.

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Charleston, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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