Welcome to Our Lovely Gardens

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Event Tickets Elizabethan Gardens Easter  Eggstravaganza contest winners:

HAT CONTEST  – Most Beautiful: Magnolia, 3 weeks; Marren, 3-5 age; Most Creative: Adler, 3-5 age; Mabry, 6-8 age; Best Overall: Violet & Emme, 3-5 age; Annabella, 6-8 age & Lilly, 9-12 age. For your prize visit or contact info@elizabethangardens.org if needed.

COLORING CONTEST – Congrats to our three Easter Eggstravaganza coloring contest winners: Hayden (age 8), Vera (age 5), Grayson (age 7). Your prize basket is at the gift shop, stop by during regular hours or contact info@elizabethangardens.org if you unable to visit us.

PLEASE NOTE: Just like we take care of our gardens, we want to take care of our guests too. So before you visit please know we request visitors wear a face covering anywhere distancing is unavailable and to wear face coverings inside buildings (mandatory).


NOTE: All scheduled garden events or activities in The Gardens are subject to change. 

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 Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists who lived in this very place over 400 years ago. The Elizabethan Gardens is a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina.

The Elizabethan Gardens is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Winner and listed in the top 10% of attractions world-wide.



For additional information, please visit the following websites:

Dare County COVID-19 Response

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


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 distinction 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, Dec. 24, 25, 31, Jan. 1 and the month of Feb.)
Visitation is by paid admission Phone: 252-473-3234.

The Elizabethan Gardens is a non-profit attraction. Donate to our Annual Appeal

MISSION: For every generation, The Elizabethan Gardens is your gateway to our unique nature and history through education and experiences, to learn, enrich, sustain, and enjoy the environment.


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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.

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