Welcome to The Elizabethan Gardens
Purchase Online Today
Daily Admission Tickets
Visit Our Lovely Gardens
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 private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Happenings in the Garden
While our gardens grace us with blooms year-round, we have many seasonal events and programs blooming with activity too.
Thursdays, March 2nd-May 4th
Royal Exchange Gift Shoppe
Find something special among our treasures.
Eastertide in the Gardens
Saturday, April 8th
Not yet a member?
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.
Sign up for our Newsletter!
News from the Gardens
Elizabethan Gardens shoe drive goes the extra mile for Community for Kids
By Summer Stevens, The Coastland Times Community for Kids (C4K), a non-profit based in Manteo, is...
WinterLights sparkles on Roanoke Island
By Summer Stevens, The Coastland Times There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than...
Night of 1587 Pumpkins shines brightly
By Summer Stevens, The Coastland Times The Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island hosted the Night...