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Elizabethan Gardens

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Address: 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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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A trip back in time

We visited toward the end of the season, so not all the plants were flowering, but it was still beautiful. I got to see some plants that I had wondered about the way they looked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited toward the end of the season, so not all the plants were flowering, but it was still beautiful. I got to see some plants that I had wondered about the way they looked when I was setting up some flower beds at home, so now I know some new ones to add in the future. It is a... More 

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Chesterfield, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our trip to the Elizabethan Gardens was nice and peaceful. The gift shop featured a nice product assortment. Friendly staff and reasonable admission price.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit and I was again not disappointed. The gardens are very well taken care of and almost everything is well labeled. The audio tour was a little bit of a pain with the phone so we only did a couple of the stations and just chose to enjoy the natural scenery. The bathrooms are nicely placed... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens! On the day we visited the temps were up and the mosquitoes were out in force. Bug repellent strongly recommended. Most of the roses and other flowers have also long since died by September, but this was an enjoyable trip, nonetheless. The entrance fees are not cheap, but well worth it if you have any interest in horticulture.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was something I was really looking forward to, but there were no flowers. Make sure you only pay the $10 entrance fee if you are willing to look at a few statues and greenery, if its the off season. The gift shop is very nice and the prices are very reasonable.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

September was obviously too late in the season for blooms and max growth, but it was still a nice, shaded walk on a hot day.

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Thank MargaritaDoug
King George, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are always a lovely spot if you like plants and flowers at all. It's a peaceful and interesting walk that takes about a hour or so. They have statues and fountains to view along with all the beautiful plants. You can go overlook the beach and chill out in the gazebo there for as long as you want.... More 

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Wheeling, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have toured the Elizabethan Gardens nearly every year of the 14 years we've spent vacationing on the Outer Banks. This includes mostly summer visits, but we've also been there in the Spring and Fall. There is always something to see while following the pathways of the gardens, beautiful flowers and foliage as well as inviting benches to sit on... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the gardens after going through the Fort Raleigh National Park. The admission might seem a bit pricey at first glance but this is a nonprofit and it must be costly to keep these gardens in such beautiful condition. Once inside, you can download an audio tour on your phone but we opted to just walk through, read the... More 

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Batavia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour and it was magical and so peaceful. We also purchased some unique items from the gift shop that we will treasure.

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