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Address: 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
Phone Number: 252-473-3234
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 formal garden

This was a very nice garden. It also has many features and many butterflies. statues, etc. A few places showed the effect of the summer but in general all was OK. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leesburg, Virginia
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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Private garden at the end of Roanoke Island that strives to recreate what an English Garden might have looked like in the late 1500s. It is well done, beautiful, peaceful and serene. Sunken fountains, a mound, a landscaped open yard, shade plants, plus a rose garden are all inviting and well maintained. I can understand why the locals would want... More 

Thank RussellJW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is $9 to get in. It is non profit so they need some entrance fee. It was very pretty and we'll kept. Nice walk with benches and a nice gift shop. They have plant sales there as well. If I go back to the island would go again. Was a nice time. Almost nobody was there so it was... More 

Thank Jamie S
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It seems I notice something different every time I visit these gardens on our vacations. I love this place. This is a "must see" while visiting the outer banks and Manteo.

Thank Sue M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went when it was overcast which made walking through the humidity much easier. The gardens were pretty interesting, although, I don't really recommend going in August as not much is blooming.

Thank Hilda D
Portsmouth, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gardens and statuary are simply beautiful. Even my 12 year old enjoyed the walking, self-guided tour. An added plus is the audio guide you can listen to by calling a phone number on your cell. The gift shop has many nice items for such a small space.

Thank Dawn1208
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, let me say it was extremely hot the day we visited; however, the gardens has so much cover from tress and shrubs that the tour was bearable. The gardens were beautiful and my children enjoyed reading about the different exhibits. The view of the sound was wonderful and the breeze was refreshing.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice garden. It also has many features and many butterflies. statues, etc. A few places showed the effect of the summer but in general all was OK. The only complaint would be that it was so hot and humid. But that comes with being in the Outer Banks during August. Towards the end and in the... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. The map is very clear and easy to follow, which helped us to relax and enjoy it. We will be back.

Thank lrf50245
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in August, and it was a really nice outing for a variety of ages. The garden has a great children's program where they read books to kids about gardening and the outdoors, and then follow that up with potting a plant to take home. The kids were so excited about their plant (chocolate mint), and the whole session... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit while vacationing in the Outer Banks! Beautiful gardens that are well cared for. Huge variety of flowering shrubs, annuals and perennials. Beautiful statutes around every turn! Great break from the hot sun and the beach!

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