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Elizabethan Gardens

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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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Pretty and well placed

It was very cute when you arrive.. I loved the fact it had a plants to buy area in case you love certain plants. The grounds are so well maintained. The bathroom could be cleaner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Manteo, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As a local, this is a very special place for us... every month of the year. Something is always blooming on Roanoke Island and the Elizabethan Gardens showcase our beautiful flora and fauna. The early spring are camilla and daphne, the spring bloom with our unbelievable azalea and dogwoods, early summer are knockout roses and hydrangeas! Christmas is a very... More 

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GASTONIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was very cute when you arrive.. I loved the fact it had a plants to buy area in case you love certain plants. The grounds are so well maintained. The bathroom could be cleaner.

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Astoria, New York
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Take your time here and linger as the garden is not huge but very well manicured and cared for. The highlight is the central boxwood garden with trellis and crepe myrtle. Many statues and water fountains and features on the grounds. Probably can do the entire garden in 45 minutes, but slow down and take in each area by sitting... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This garden is nicely designed and very well maintained. We had a very enjoyable visit there. Just beautiful, with a great variety of plants, many of which we hadn't seen before.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not worth the price. While we visited in August when most flowers are not in bloom, the paths were not much more than going to a county park. Plus the lady at the register was most unpleasant. Will not be back anytime soon if ever.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The gardens were lovely. I liked most of the plants were labeled with what kind they were. Very shaded on a hot day. We skipped the audio tour and just enjoyed the grounds. 9 dollars was a bit pricey but I get why. The gift shop was small and not everything in there to buy was local. Bathrooms were clean.... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This garden makes for a very pleasant walk. If you are a gardening enthusiast, it is probably a must-do attraction. If you are a family on a budget, I would suggest skipping this. It takes about an hour to tour the garden. There is a small gift shop and there are restrooms. Ample parking.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful and historical. We traveled in August so many of the flowers were not in bloom but the trails and statuary were beautiful

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Elizabeth City, NC
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355 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful grounds, gardens, in all seasons. The gift shop, also, is really worth visiting, with lots of unusual items for sale.

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Waynesboro, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond 3 months before this visit...that being said, it's kind of unfair to expect much after seeing one of the best places in the country for this sort of entertainment. So, if you're a botanical enthusiast you will probably be a little disappointed...if you're new to this type visit then you may... More 

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