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Grow Memories!

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.

"Now celebrating over 65 years of beauty!"

Inside the 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 Outer Banks Easter Eggstravaganza, OBX Harvest Hayday and WinterLights. The Gardens are founded and supported by The Garden Club of North Carolina.

  The Gardens are located at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954
GPS: 35 56.2N 75 42.7w

The Elizabethan Gardens are open year-round. Hours vary seasonally. Visitation is by paid admission. Event tickets can be purchased at: https://elizabethangardens.yapsody.com