Outer Banks Gardens and Nature Preserves

Who doesn’t love plants? They come in cool colors, produce oxygen, support the ecosystem and smell nice. Show the plants on the North Carolina coast a little appreciation by visiting Outer Banks gardens and nature preserves. In an area with such a beautiful environment, you’ll love getting some first-hand experience with nature. Between gardens, nature preserves and nature trails, you’ll explore the areas of the Outer Banks environment that aren’t specifically on the beach, such as the marshes, sounds, bays and maritime forests. See beautiful live oaks, cypress trees in the water, sandpipers flying through the air and ghost crabs scuttling in the mud – there is a natural wonder wherever you turn your head. Depending on how deep you want to go into the outdoors, your Outer Banks garden and nature preserve experiences could range from trekking through a nature preserve to strolling along a waterside boardwalk. Hey, did you know that we have one of the most diverse maritime forests on the East Coast here? Most people don’t know that! Check out the listings below to see the lovely Outer Banks gardens and nature preserves waiting for you to visit them.


Outer Banks Attractions by Area

Corolla | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Attractions by Category