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“Pretty place”

Elizabethan Gardens
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Very pretty garden site, well kept, even late in the season. Nice relaxing place to walk and enjoy the flowers, though I am sure it is much nicer when more is blooming. I love that they plant flowers that attract butterflies, they were flying all over the place. Wish there had been more blooming, but it was still worth seeing, even with limited blooms. If you enjoy nature, flowers or photography you should like this place!

Thank Holycow97
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Even though we went in mid-fall, there were still many plants in bloom. We liked the way the garden was carefully planned, as well as the variety of plants. Great way to spend a leisurely walk.

Thank jbcvnc
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We enjoyed the viewing of these outdoor gardens. First, you go to the visitor's center which also had a gift shop. Then you buy tickets to view the outdoor gardens. We had a nice time strolling through the beautiful gardens...it was May and the flowers were in bloom. It also had a quaint charm to the place. A generous parking lot too.

Thank MissLoisLayne
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Elizabethan gardens were lush and filled with gorgeous flowers and unusual plants. There were trails that guided one through the gardens and also quiet spots to reflect. The fountains and sculptures added to the charm. It was a beautiful peaceful way to spend a few hours.

Thank snortimer
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We visited Elizabeth Gardens in September, so there were many thing not in bloom, but the flowers that were in bloom were full of butterflies! i got some amazing butterfly pictures. The plants and flowers are marked with name plates so you know what you are looking at. The grounds are immaculate and we discovered many little nooks and crannies that are charming and beautiful. Some of the statues' faces have been worn away by the weather, and that was a little disconcerting! Other than that, we enjoyed our visit to the Gardens.

Thank LovetheGulf777
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