Welcome to Our Lovely Gardens

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    Sunken Garden View
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    Summer Beauty - Purple Coneflower
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    Queen Elizabeth I - up close
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    Queen Elizabeth I Statue
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    Spring Beauty - Courtyard
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    Gatehouse Gift Shoppe
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    Winter's Rose - Camelia Sasanqua
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    Virginia Dare Statue
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    Virginia Dare Statue in Spring
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    Winter's Rose, Blue Danube Camellia

Located at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954 GPS: 35 56.2N 75 42.7w Hours vary seasonally. Visitation is by paid admission. Phone: 252-473-3234

GROW MEMORIES! Experience: 10 acres of wonder – dapple shaded paths – water views – renaissance statues – Elizabethan features – native plants – summer children’s programs – workshops – a myriad of botanical delights!

RELAX in the dapple-shaded beauty of our rich gardens. SHOP for garden-inspired gifts, plants and statues. ENJOY one of our workshops or summer programs.

“Make plans to visit our garden shops to enjoy the selection of plants available from their nursery, or the wonderful collection of statuary, gifts, books, note cards, candles, soaps, and edible delights!”

ABOUT US - 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.

Inside our brick-walled gate you’ll find a wonderful collection of Renaissance statues, a sound-front Elizabethan-gazebo, a sunken Elizabethan knot garden – all adorned by an ever-changing palette of year-round color from hydrangeas to native plants, perennials and camellias on ten sound-side acres.

Year-long highlights include beautiful winter-time Camellias, spring bulbs, colorful summer landscapes from hydrangeas to crepe myrtles, autumn hues of ornamental grasses and salvia, as well as seasonal events like an Easter Eggstravaganza, Harvest Hayday and WinterLights. The Gardens are founded and supported by The Garden Club of North Carolina. Buy tickets for Tea with the Queen

Garden-inspired workshops throughout the year bring you face to face with masters of their craft, eager to share their skills.


Take A Tour An audio & visual tour
of The Elizabethan Gardens


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The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week.

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