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Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
+1 252-473-3234
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The flowers are beautiful and so unique! The hedges and bushes were well trimmed and the brick... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2016
A TripAdvisor Member
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Beautiful gardens! Worth visiting. Will not take too long to walk through. You can bring food... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
Susan L
Wappingers, United States
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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 years ago. The Elizabethan Gardens is a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina. Located 15 minutes from Nags Head, North Carolina. Special features include: Italian renaissance statuary, water views, gift shop and plant sales, mobile phone audio tour. Plant collections include: native plants, azaleas, crape mrytles, hydrangeas, conifers and seasonal blooms. Our dapple-shaded paths and lush green Scape offer a tranquil retreat from the beach. We are pet friendly. Our walkways are handicap accessible.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
+1 252-473-3234
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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The flowers are beautiful and so unique! The hedges and bushes were well trimmed and the brick paths well kept. The sculptures were interesting. It even has an app you can use for a tour!(I would recommend downloading it before you get there because the...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2016

Beautiful gardens! Worth visiting. Will not take too long to walk through. You can bring food in, so you can pack a lunch and take it with you. The woman on the phone told me to bring an insect repellent and I didn't listen and...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely, the work of decades of dedication. We were there between Spring blooms and Summer plantings, so there wasn't much color, but the shade greens seemed to glow with their own light. Certain to add an hour or two of tranquility to your busy...More

Thank gaelstorck
Reviewed May 29, 2016

We just loved these gorgeous gardens . They were pet friendly and our dog visited with us. If we lived in the area we would visit them often.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Simply love this place. The gardens are beautiful. We have, and will continue to make this a stop whenever we visit the area.

Thank Andrew Z
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Go and do the tour! The gardens are beautiful and will worth the price if admission. I would do this again in every season.

Thank Martha Neale P
Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Elizabethan Gardens were a surprising find during our trip to the Outer Banks. It's a terrific spot to take a leisurely stroll and connect with the natural beauty of the area. If you are looking to learn more about the history of Roanoke, you'll...More

Thank Barb W
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I spent a lovely sunny Sunday at these gardens. Many flowers were in bloom and it was wonderful to stroll through the many displays. The plants were well marked on easy to read signs. A nice place for a relaxing walk.

Thank Hawaii_Explorer
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed spending a few hours walking around the gardens and especially the oak tree from the 1500's

Thank RidgeRunner35
Reviewed May 14, 2016

We walked over to this attraction from the welcome center, and it was a pleasant walk. We then paid the entrance fee to see a garden not well cared for by the garden club. Some plants were marked with names, but for someone like me,...More

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July 10, 2017|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no stairs or anything, flat paths throughout :)
April 24, 2017|
Response from Carl C |
Thanks for your interest in the Gardens. Currently we do not sell items online. Is there something we could help you with? We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.
February 1, 2017|
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Response from Carl C |
Indeed you can bring a lunch into the Gardens. Starting in May we have a food truck on site that has amazing food. We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.