Outer Banks Gardens

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 Things To Do by Area

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

Outer Banks Things To Do by Category

Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks Gardens
1411 National Park Drive (off U.S. Highway 64) next to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo
(252) 473-3234

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English colonists, The Elizabethan Gardens is a rare treasure and a beloved Outer Banks attraction. It’s a haven of verdant, flourishing growth and natural prosperity. The gardens are in bloom year round with azaleas, dogwoods, roses, camellias, daphne, a variety of annuals and herbs and much more. Adding exquisite touches are... read more

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English... read more