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Address: 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-3234
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A reproduction of a garden of the time of Elizabeth I located on Roanoke...
A reproduction of a garden of the time of Elizabeth I located on Roanoke Island.
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The gardens are beautiful and they throw in some history too. As an added bonus, specimens of some of the plants are available to purchase, so you can take some of the gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Kenny M
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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The gardens are beautiful and they throw in some history too. As an added bonus, specimens of some of the plants are available to purchase, so you can take some of the gardens home with you. Not the most exciting attraction, but good for a nice leisurely morning stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A great garden with waterfront vistas. Hydrangea varieties were awesome! Not a huge garden but a pleasant break from the hot summer sun with shaded paths and lovely fountains.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you have watched period dramas and wanted to wander in sculpted gardens like Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, these Tudor gardens are for you. Stunning flowers and statues. Great photo opportunities. Bring insect repellent, as you will be in the great outdoors and brushing against plants.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The most beautiful garden is the Knot Garden, fashioned to resemble the garders of 16th century gardens. A must see!

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Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For the money I spent to see a lush and beautiful place i got jilted. The only thing I saw were a few blue flowers, and flowers and bushes that grow in my home state. The "Queens" roses were just plain awful, wilted and dried up. Such a shame they put more money into the gift shop instead of the... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What a delight! The gardens are so beautiful and kept up so well! What a fabulous treasure on Roanoke Island AND it's pet friendly! Dogs are just $3 to get in!

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Virginia Beach, VA
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time at the gardens. Everything was beautiful and in bloom. It was a very nice way to spend a couple of hours. It was a very quit and relaxing walk. The app was helpful in explaining different parts of the gardens. The staff were very helpful when we had questions and all of... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I reluctantly toured the gardens with my wife and teen children. Upon entering I was surprised by the layout of the gardens and the vast amount of floral species it provided. Along with the statues, gates, trellises, etc. Very scenic place. Would like to see it restored to its' former beauty.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After visiting the breathtaking gardens of Bellingrath Mansion in Mobile, AL, these are barely even deserving of the label "garden! " Small and ridiculously over priced ($9/person ). Save your money and just look at your own backyard. The prices in the gift shop were the final insult to visitors!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Photography is a hobby of mine, so taking our family for a walk through these gardens was a treat. My retired parents, who have gardened their entire life, could have stayed for the entire afternoon. Tranquil. Great spot for a family pic.

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Additional Information about Elizabethan Gardens

Address: Address: 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-3234
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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