Celebrating 70 Years!
Welcome to The Elizabethan Gardens
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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 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
A bold vision took shape 70 years ago in the hearts and minds of the women of the Garden Club of NC. The Elizabethan Gardens is a living memorial to North Carolina’s special history and these women-leaders.
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.
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.