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 gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays. In May, we are open daily 9am-6pm.
The Elizabethan Gardens is a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina. Our 65th Anniversary season is sponsored by Outer Banks Ace.