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Address: 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-3234
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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 views even in winter

Visited the gardens twice during my trip in December...once during the day and a second time to view their WinterLights. They have all kinds of trees, shrubs and flowering plants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So worth a visit! It is interesting to see plants natural to this region. Agave, hydrangeas of all types, the beautiful formal garden, the giant statue of Queen Elizabeth, and the interesting gift shop which sells plants from the garden are all part of the experience. Roanoke Island is a bit of a drive from the Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil... More 

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United States
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383 reviews
261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the gardens twice during my trip in December...once during the day and a second time to view their WinterLights. They have all kinds of trees, shrubs and flowering plants as well as waterfront views. Their Christmas lights succumbed to a rainstorm but they were up and running again a couple of days later. The gardens are beautiful during the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visit the Holliday lights every year and enjoy them very much. This year we went and were disappointed to find that there was about 15 to 20% of the lights that were not operating or Burnt out they were very nice and children will love them.

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Arlington, Virginia
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Since the Outer Banks has so many attractions I was hesitant to spend limited time at a garden. I was mistaken. I have waited to review this attraction, wanting to experience it in all seasons. It is worth a visit, regardless of the time of year or your duration in the area. The two-acre garden has delightful paths and interesting... More 

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Thank Joanne R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Was very thrilled with my experience at the garden. It was so much variety and just the right location in the outer banks to be a part of. The garden is right off the shore and was very peaceful.

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Thank Ashley M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I'm glad we chose to visit this place close to Christmas as it was fully lit (with colorful lights) and was lovely to walk around! They had the native scene setting which was adorable, lit in all possible colors - blue, green, red, ping, purple and what not. They also had a good collection of spices and herbs plants for... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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181 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

A relatively short walk through the gardens moves you through lush green trees, bushes and flowers to the beach. While many plants are no longer blooming this is a beautiful nature sanctuary. While here they were stringing lights for the holidays. The 12 days of Christmas were on display with a massive light display in the process of being strong... More 

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Quinton, Alabama
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Even though if was cooler weather the gardens were very pretty. The lawns had been trimmed and it was very nice to walk though.

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Thank Mimitimes4
Brooklyn, New York
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138 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Been here a number of times, enjoyed it always - even now, in early November. Well-manicured artistic vision of a garden from the times long gone. Fairly Germanic statue of Queen Elizabeth, the size and the facial expression of the Panzer IV tank, pseudo-Greek statue of Virginia Dare as a grown up, various statues of some minor deity strewn throughout... More 

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Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Wonderful location to visit for quiet walk. Flowers, foliage and statuary very picturesque. Need to pay attention to smallish signs describing all the beautiful flowers. Could have spent much more time there.

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