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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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Pleasant, relaxing stroll

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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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 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
40 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Even though it wasn't in full bloom...it was beautiful. The statues, water fixtures and grounds were wonderful to view & walkthrough. They had a great gift shop. Hope to return someday & see it in it's full glory.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a very nice formal, traditional English garden. It's a pretty 1 hr walk. $10 per person is on the high side for an entrance fee. We are gardeners and enjoy this, but it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited in early spring and the gardens were beautiful!! Staff was nice and store was beautiful. It's not huge but you could spend a lot of time if you wanted to!

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Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited the gardens on April 25 and most of the azaleas were in full bloom. Some of them must be close to 8 feet tall. What a great spot for taking photos. Looking at the perennial plants, shrubs and trees they have, there must be something blooming almost always. Beautiful views of the water. Nice gift shop. A real... More 

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