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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
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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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
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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