Welcome to Our Lovely Gardens
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.
With its beautiful grounds, colorful plantings, classic sculpture and serene Outer Banks location, The Elizabethan Gardens is an unforgettable location for your wedding. It’s no wonder then that we were recognized as a wedding location of distiction by couples using WeddingWire.
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
NOTE: Our new Butterfly House is set to open March 30, 2019. The Board of Governors and staff look forward to sharing this new attraction with you and thank you for your patience and support with the delay. We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.
Take A Tour An audio & visual tour
of The Elizabethan Gardens
The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays.