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Location & Hours


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 Elizabethan Gardens is a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina.

Daily Admission Tickets

Event Tickets Elizabethan Gardens

Located at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954 GPS: 35 56.2N 75 42.7w Hours vary seasonally. (We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, 25, January 31 and the month of February.) Visitation is by paid admission Phone: 252-473-3234. 

The Elizabethan Gardens is a non-profit attraction. Donate to our Annual Appeal


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