Welcome to The Elizabethan Gardens
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Fanciful and elaborate gardens were designed 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.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting our community. EIN# 56-6061040
Happenings in the Garden
While our gardens grace us with blooms year-round, we have many seasonal events and programs blooming with activity too.
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Your support of our internationally-acclaimed gardens ensures that this enduring pleasure garden will thrive for the enjoyment of all. Financial support is a passport through the garden gate, and into the ever-changing tapestry of botanical delights and sights of The Elizabethan Gardens. In addition, membership gives you access to special events and activities year-round.
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News from the Gardens
Our beloved statue embarked on a 100-year journey marked with drowning, rescue, fire, abandonment and ridicule to find her home in The Elizabethan Gardens.
The Elizabethan Gardens: 70 Years of Beautiful Inspiration and a memorial to the adventurous spirit of the Elizabethans who walked these very shores.
If you allow your imagination to be your guide, you can almost travel back to “days of old, when knights were bold, and everyone had a chamber maid” just by walking through these gates.
What our visitors say
Cindy and Dan
A must see experience. So peaceful and quiet.
This was so beautiful. My husband and I were married in a certain spot 36 years ago and we just got a picture of the place we were married in Elizabethan Gardens the whole experience was wonderful and it brought back beautiful wonderful memories.