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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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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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Wonderful break from beaching it.

Beautiful botanical gardens with variety and lots of interesting details. A bit pricey but we felt worth it; it's clearly a lot of work. Make sure you go see the ft. Raleigh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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363 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A spectacular "period garden" with a page right out of history... A perfect Sunday morning for us as there were few visitors and the setting just beautiful...

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Manteo, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live locally and one of my favorite outings is a walk through the Elizabethan Gardens. Every season has is own unique blooms. In Spring, the azaleas are gorgeous as are the tulips, Summer brings beautiful summer flowers, Fall is cooler and the walkways are wonderful and Winter brings a holiday festival. You can visit the gardens and then go... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful botanical gardens with variety and lots of interesting details. A bit pricey but we felt worth it; it's clearly a lot of work. Make sure you go see the ft. Raleigh visitor center afterwards, it's quite good. Highly recommended. One note: the you break it you buy it policy in the gift shop is off putting. I get it... More 

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Gretna, Virginia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this area for a long time when our children were small they hated us taking them there, boring to them. Now they want to go back enjoy all the beauty and peaceful time walking and sight seeing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were attending the previously mentioned 4:30 wedding so had free access to the place. Yes, it's very nice but hardly worth the $9 a pop they'd otherwise charge to stroll around the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful garden. Stumbled upon wedding preparations for a 4:30 wedding. Perfect venue with a nice breeze off the water. Nature trail was a nice surprise leading down to a beach area at the Croatan Sound.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During an outing to OBX took a trip to Roanoke Island and visited the Elizabethan Gardens. Even in the summer the flowers were in bloom and the trees provided a wonderful amount of shade. The paths are lovely with many different statues and fountains. The garden isn't big and easily doable in a hour.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool and shady but they don't look Elizebethan in the slightest. Doesn't take long to see all of it. First part are formal bit that's a very small part and the rest are just lots of rather leggy rhododendron bushes and one or two flowers with trees. Not worth the entrance fee really.

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MILTON KEYNES
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens were nice but very expensive considering their size. Nice formal areas with a good selection of plants.

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden is full of loveliness. Statues, fountains, beautiful trees, flowers and other plants...located on the shores of Otis Cove. Plan to spend an hour just relaxing and looking around. It's not too large...really just right especially if you have children along.

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