Lights, floral delights, holiday sights and other events are part of a month-long spectacle called WinterLights held Tues. to Sat. December 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 27-28; Jan. 2-4 from 6pm-9pm. (Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and January 1.)
SPREAD OUT YOUR HOLIDAY… After visiting WinterLights, travel north and enjoy the Whalehead Club and Christmas in Corolla.
GROW memories… 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.
Located at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954 GPS: 35 56.2N 75 42.7w
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.
“The Gardens are open year-round, seven days a week.”
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 Haydayand WinterLights. The Gardens are founded and supported by The Garden Club of North Carolina.
Garden-inspired workshops throughout the year bring you face to face with masters of their craft, eager to share their skills.
“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!”