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Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
+1 252-473-3234
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Nice location but expected more

We really enjoyed the statues and it was a nice walk along the grounds but I expected more flowers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
agk62679
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Williamstown, Pennsylvania
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Lovely Stroll

The Elizabethan Gardens are very close to Fort Raleigh National Park, so we took the time to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ohio Traveller
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Westerville, OH
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“rose garden” (25 reviews)
“gift shop” (50 reviews)
“full bloom” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the statues and it was a nice walk along the grounds but I expected more flowers. I was really excited for the rose garden but there were very few and a lot of the flowers looked like they were dying. It has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Elizabethan Gardens are very close to Fort Raleigh National Park, so we took the time to visit both while in the area. It was early in the season, and they were still planting, but it was still beautiful. We could imagine that it would...More

Thank Ohio Traveller
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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We enjoyed having you with us at the Gardens. Thanks for visiting and we do hope you will visit again as the Gardens are blooming!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to stroll through a garden this is a good place to do it. Its very quiet and peaceful. I enjoyed the walk.

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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We enjoyed having you in the Gardens. Thanks fro visting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are vacationing in OBX and found the Elizabethan Garden on things to do in Manteo. This is an awesome place for plenty of photo opportunities. You can also use your smartphone to listen to audio presentation of each spot you go...More

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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing you experience in the Gardens. We hope you will visit again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are preparing to have a butterfly garden! This is a garden experience with regular events including weddings. Never visit the OBX without a trip to the Elizabethan Gardens!

Thank CRShriver
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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your support! We love having you at the Gardens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always have to visit and see the beautiful flowers and statues. You can get some great pics if you’re into that sort of thing. Well worth your visit and the gift shop has some cute things as well.

Thank Jamesmom1
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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled you enjoyed the Gardens. Look forward to having you in the Gardens again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was initially not really thrilled about going, but I thought I'd give it a shot for my wife, who loves gardening. As it turned out, this is a really pretty place, which interested me as a photographer. It is a place to wander and...More

Thank David G
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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We loved having you at the Gardens. Hope you will visit again as we are always growing.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

The Elizabethan Gardens are beautiful any time of the year that you are on the Outer Banks. We never get tired of visiting the gardens. The Winter Lights Festival during the holiday's is a MUST!!!

Thank Steve S
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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We loved having you in the Gardens. Look forward to see you at WinterLights! Thanks for the support. See you in the Gardens.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees and fountains. We loved the garden cats at the greenhouse. We had never heard of a beautyberry so we bought one.

Thank Andrew S
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EGardens, Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Happy planting with the Beautyberry. You will love when the plant starts to add berries. They are wonderful in arrnemenets. See you in the Gardens and happy gardening.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

A good place to stop, walk and enjoy peaceful gardens for an hour or so. Garden is organized into a number of smaller garden areas with a different layout and statue focal point. The Queen Elizabeth statue was quite impressive. There is a gazebo right...More

Thank K D
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EGardens, General Manager at Elizabethan Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting, we are grateful you enjoyed your time in our lovely gardens.

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Tina W
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Response from tshire | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call to verify: 252.473.3234
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10 July 2017|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no stairs or anything, flat paths throughout :)
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leighk73
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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.
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