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Elizabethan Gardens

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Lovely Gardens

A lovely walk by the shore. Not too many things in bloom in April, but a beautiful layout. And... read more

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LCH91
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If you appreciate gardening, birdwatching & peaceful setting the garden is your place! We had... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
143mamas
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Fanciful and elaborate gardens were kept to entertain Queen Elizabeth I during her reign. Our garden was created for your enjoyment, and as a living memorial to the time when Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists lived in this very place over 400...more
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1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely walk by the shore. Not too many things in bloom in April, but a beautiful layout. And it's free!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you appreciate gardening, birdwatching & peaceful setting the garden is your place! We had visited 35yrs ago & returned to see how the gardens had grown. It was amazing! Before noon is less buggy, cooler & birds active. Self guided touring, maps given on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting! we are so happy you enjoyed the Gardens. We look forward to your next visit. See you in the Gardens.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a mostly peaceful stroll through these lovely gardens early in the morning. Unfortunately, a grandmother was there with a couple small children, one of whom could not speak without shouting. Both of them headed for an adjoining children’s play area...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are very pretty and well kept. Not a ton of flowers were in bloom yet, but still was very pretty. There is a children’s play area which is nice. This is a nice attraction that’s different from the typical beach activities. We’re glad...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful gardens! We visited in mid-April and enjoyed the paths, plants, trees, planter and sculptures. The sunken garden is just beautiful. We hope to return next year and have a picnic on the great lawn. Such a lovely place!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is breathtaking and oh so beautiful. My family makes this a 'stop' each visit to the OBX.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always look forward to spending some relaxing moments here. Beautiful gardens and flowers, peaceful & serene. Dog Friendly too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed touring the Elizabethan Gardens. Many of the spring flowers were in bloom and the greenery was lush. Decorative statuary were throughout the gardens and nice walking paths guided your way.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the butterfly release, but there were more people than butterflies. Not much was in bloom at this time. Will go back for I remember how beautiful it can be in various flowering seasons.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mskyjan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a side-trip from the beach, this was a pleasant stroll through a shaded garden emphasizing mature trees, fountains, and statuary. There are few areas of full sun, nor the bloomers that go with that, but still lots to see for about an hour. You...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Storyteller700636
November 3, 2018|
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Response from CRShriver | Reviewed this property |
It is scheduled to Open November 24th at 6pm
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Tina W
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Response from tshire | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call to verify: 252.473.3234
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no stairs or anything, flat paths throughout :)
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