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Address: 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-3234
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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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Beautiful calming walk through garden paths

Went on an almost meditative walk through easy to walk on paved paths. Saw lovely things. A live oak from the 16th century, oak leaf hydrangas which i have never before seen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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Churchville, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was recommended to us and, as nature lovers, we surely enjoyed it. Cool temps in the shade and outstanding plantings!

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Potomac, Maryland
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52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

$9 adult admission, very charming. Audio guides available. Spend 1-3 hours. Everything is well marked along a big loop, so you can see everything and meet up with your family or friends easily. Bathrooms and beverages, gift shop, plenty of parking. Stroller and wheelchairs shouldn't have too much trouble as path is pretty smooth.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you think you may like a stroll through formal gardens on the ocean then this is your stop! So well maintained and larger than I thought! Even my husband enjoyed the garden. It also houses the worlds' largest likeness of HRH Queen Elizabeth I. The lost colony show is also in the area. It wasn't playing when we were... More 

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went on an almost meditative walk through easy to walk on paved paths. Saw lovely things. A live oak from the 16th century, oak leaf hydrangas which i have never before seen, azalias and a few rhodadendrons and roses. One rose from Queen Elizabeth II.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Elizabethan Gardens is a beautiful place to spend a few hours. The paths are now all paved to help wheelchairs and walkers. Most of the paths are shaded so walking is comfortable. They have a beautiful greenhouse where plants are for sale. We have bought plants here over the years, and they have done well in northern Virginia. Bought... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The gardens themselves offer a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. We visited on May 8 after a Daffodil Festival & cleanup day, so the plantings were a little threadbare as they seemed to be in transitional planting state. This is a great place to learn about local flora, although some plants weren't always marked. Worth the visit though & if you are... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Elizabethan Gardens are very beautiful and a wonderful break from the outside hustle and bustle. It's great to poke around and explore but also to take a break and find a quiet spot to sit for a while.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take Parents and Grandparents but teens not so much. It's really hot in the summer and they give out mosquito repellant when you enter. It's a beautiful place but wouldn't recommend going during the hottest part of the year.

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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160 reviews 160 reviews
40 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a lovely Elizabethan Garden tucked away down by the The Lot Colony and Fort Raleigh. The garden is 16th century style, you go around in a large circle with numbered posts to say about that particular area. 21 areas in all, including an area where they sell plants. It was so peaceful and quiet in there. View of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Coupons for this attraction are in the coupon books. So many photo opportunities within the gorgeous gardens. I've never seen so many shades of pink among the flowering bushes. It doesn't take too long to navigate the trails. Some of the trails aren't paved. Located close to Fort Raleigh.

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