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Elizabethan Gardens

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Address: 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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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

The gardens are large and very ornate. You will not get lost inside, but you will find beauty and joy. Spend the day with your family.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Diego C
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Lexington, Virginia
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Lexington, Virginia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are large and very ornate. You will not get lost inside, but you will find beauty and joy. Spend the day with your family.

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Thank Diego C
Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are a treat any time of the year. There are some very mature trees that really set this place off. I enjoyed the lights more than I thought. Would do it again.

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Sandy Ridge, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The Winterlights event was a beautiful stroll through the gardens with new displays and lights showcasing the wonderful statues and plants. A Feast for the eyes. Bon Fire and marshmallows. Movie for the younger kids and kids at heart. A must see if in the area.

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Moyock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Nice place to take a leisurely stroll enjoying the lights and learning about the history of the area.

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Princeton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Wish would where there during full bloom, but gardens where very pretty. Will definitely go back to see in summer months.

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful venture to the gardens. While it was November, the gardens were still most beautiful. Can't wait to schedule a Spring outing.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

My wife & I try to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina twice a year--and we always plan a visit to The Elizabethan Gardens. There seems to always be plenty of things in bloom, regardless of the season. We were there in mid-October. We were astounded as to the color throughout. Most everything in our area (East TN) has... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Like walking in the woods with many mosquitoes. Save your MONEY. Everything dying or dead. Waste of time

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Recently, my wife and I went to the OBX for a very long weekend. After some beach-time, we decided to visit the "EG" for a walk in the shade. So glad we did. Love the little gift shop and the staff was just delightful to chat with. There are many sections to the gardens which is about 10 acres with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The gift shop was lovely and the gardens seemed very beautiful ... from what we saw. The mosquitoes were a bit too active the morning we visited, so we didn't stay long. I'm sure it would be more fun in the cooler temps.

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