CALENDAR

Some events are subject to change and availability. Please call ahead to confirm details and interest 252.473.3234.

Garden Volunteer Day

Jul 8 - Jul 8 2020, 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:00- 2:00 p.m.

Come help the Gardens staff spruce up The Elizabethan Gardens. Volunteers will assist with mulching, weeding, planting, trimming and general clean up. Lunch will be provided at noon and social distancing will be utilized. Come join us in making things grow.

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Jul 8 - Jul 8 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Organic & Biological Controls of Pests and Diseases Workshop

Jul 11 - Jul 11 2020, 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM

July 11, 2020 Saturday, 10:00 am-11:30 am

Standard garden admission required.
FREE for members.
RSVP: 252-473-3234

 Join us to learn about the various ways to avoid harsh chemicals in our landscapes. If you want to promote a healthy landscape it’s essential to find a way to reduce the input of noxious chemicals which kill good & bad insects alike. Come learn how to identify problem pests and diseases while employing targeted solutions capable of ridding your landscape of common problems. This is a good first step towards introducing beneficial bugs, good bacteria, useful fungi, while limiting harsh sprays and indiscriminately killing helpful organisms.

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Jul 15 - Jul 15 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Jul 22 - Jul 22 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Jul 29 - Jul 29 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Pop UP Art Show

Aug 1 - Aug 1 2020, 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM


Pop UP Art Show – Free with standard admission. Art prices as low as $50. Enjoy a glass of wine (cash bar, $5), or visit the onsite food truck while you stroll the gardens and see what the art community of North Carolina has to offer. See watercolor, acrylic, oils, mixed media paintings, jewelry and pottery. Both established and new emerging artists will be presented together, giving the public a chance to see some favorites and to discover new works too. This is one show you will not want to miss!! Proceeds benefit The Elizabethan Gardens. Visit www.elizabethangardens.org for more details.

MESSAGE FOR ARTISTS

Hello artist! I am excited to say that the 2nd Annual Pop Up Art Show at The Elizabethan Gardens has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020.

 

This time, we have decided to have the show outside in the courtyard and rose garden.  The show will be held between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  It is going to be beautiful with paintings on easels and hanging on the brick walls.  We will also have tables set up for jewelry, pottery, and stain glass. The perennial border and courtyard will frame the event in beautiful colors. There will be a food truck onsite that day with a cash bar. In case of rain, we will move the show inside Odom Hall, same as last year.

We will be mailing 600 invitations during the first week of July. Also, posters will be hung in business establishments between Duck and Manteo.  If there are any patrons that you would like to send an invitation, let me know.

There are several things you can do to help sell your artwork. We will need permission to use your images to publicize this show. If you can send images of your artwork in a PDF file, we can advertise them for sale on Facebook and The Elizabethan Gardens website. We would need all the information from the label (Name of artist, title, media, and price) See the information on this page.  Also, if you can be at the show, either painting in the gardens or just being present to talk to potential buyers, your chances of selling will be better.  Of course, if you can’t, we will have volunteers that can assist.

There will be volunteers to receive artwork at The Gardens on Thursday, July 30th between 2:00 and 4:00 pm, and also on Friday, July 31st between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.  If you are not able to deliver your artwork at these times, please call The Gardens to schedule an appointment for delivery.  Please have labels attached to each piece of artwork and have your inventory sheet filled out.  If you participated in the show last year, we should already have a W-9, but if this is your first show, we will need a W-9 completed.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the show. Thanks for your support of The Elizabethan Gardens.
Nancy Spruill

Chair, Pop Up Art Show

FORMS FOR ARTISTS

POP up Art Info & Contract Form

POP up Art Info Letter 2020

W-9

PopUp 8up Art CardsREV

 

 

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Aug 5 - Aug 5 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Aug 12 - Aug 12 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Aug 19 - Aug 19 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Red Cross Blood Drive 2020

Aug 24 - Aug 24 2020, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

Red Cross Blood Drive – Come give the gift of life and donate blood. Call 1-800-733-2767 for availability. Walk-ins welcomed. All donors receive a 10% discount on plants and gift shop sales at The Elizabethan Gardens. Please visit redcrossblood.org and enter: EGardens, or search with the zip code 27954 to find our drive and schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. 1-800-RED CROSS | 1-800-733-2767 | redcrossblood.org | Download the Blood Donor App

 

Wings n’ Wishes Butterfly Release

Aug 26 - Aug 26 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM


Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Derby Party 2020

Sep 5 - Sep 5 2020, 3:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

 NEW DATE FOR THE DERBY

“FOURTH annual event for Dare Education Foundation & Elizabethan Gardens.”

Tables of 8 – $800    General Admission – $75

Kentucky Derby Party 2020

Proceeds benefit The Elizabethan Gardens and Dare Education Foundation

ABOUT THE EVENT

The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits two fantastic Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous desserts, hat and fashion contests and an assortment of music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live. For tickets, call 252-473-3234.

The event will take place on the Great Lawn.

ACTIVITIES

Of course, there will be traditional mint juleps. Before the big race, attendees can also enjoy:

  • Silent auction
  • Derby Fashion Contests for party attendees
    • Best Male Dressed Derby Look
    • Best Female Dressed Derby Look
    • Best Dressed Derby Couple
    • Most Creative Derby Dress
    • Most Creative Derby Hat
    • Most Colorful Derby Hat
    • Best Overall Derby Hat
    • Best Derby Bow Tie
  • A live auction and award ceremony to announce the winners of these contest will be held before the big race.

AND OF COURSE, THE’RE’S THE DERBY RACE, streamed live on large screens.

Place bet’s on the winning stallion with our derby “Horse Bucks.” Winners will receive a variety of prizes based on their luck in the race. Horse Bucks are used to purchase drinks as well. One is included with each ticket.

DERBY MENU – TBD

Catering by Café Lachine.

Additional support by Kill Devil Rum and Oak City Amaretto.

SPONSORSHIP

Would you like to help make this event possible and brand your business as a caring partner in our community? There are several options and sponsorship levels available from in kind donations to monetary donations. Click this link to find out more information: Derby-Sponsor-form-annual

Can’t attend but still want to support these organizations? Consider a donation. Use the link below:

 

Our annual Kentucky Derby Party – sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty –will raise funds for two great local organizations: the Dare Education Foundation and The Elizabethan Gardens.

TENATIVE TIMELINE
3:30 p.m. – Guests Arrive4:30 p.m. – Dinner service5:30 p.m. – Official Welcome, Singing of My Old Kentucky,  Greetings & Recognitions5:30 p.m. – Live Auction Begins6:00 p.m. – 1st Set of Silent Auction Tables Close, Close out Horse Bucks- Horse Racing6:15 p.m. – 2nd Set of Silent Auction Tables Close6:30 p.m. – 3rd Set of Silent Auction Tables Close

6:30 p.m. – Final Words/ Derby Race

8:00 p.m. – Conclusion of the Event

 

Harvest HAYday

Oct 24 - Oct 24 2020, 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Harvest Hayday Vendor Info Form 2019

10am-1pm. Admission required.

(Only 600 Youth & Children tickets will be sold. First come, first serve.)

We love family traditions at The Elizabethan Gardens, and Harvest HAYday is one of our fall favorites! This daytime event combines all the colors, flavors and fun of fall. Whether it is the hayride or hay bale maze, we have families that look forward to this event all year. In addition to these activities, Harvest Hayday at The Gardens will also feature: a fall piñata, make and take crafts, games, cupcake walk, scarecrow stuffing, bake sale, apple roll, educational stations, a bonfire and concessions.

Members/Friends Free. Non-Members: Adults $9; Youth (6-17) $6; A child (14 and under) free with a paying adult. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

NOTE: THE GARDENS WILL OPEN AT 10AM ON THE DAY OF THIS EVENT.

WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens

Nov 29 - Nov 29 2020, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

WinterLights Tickets

November 29; December 1-6,  8-13, 15-20, 22-23, 26, 27, 29, 30;  January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

6:00 -9:00 pm

An illuminated winter wonderland awaits in the enchanted Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll garden paths alongside blooming camellias under a canopy of the stars for a magical holiday experience. Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are an Outer Banks holiday tradition. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall. A crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

TICKETS:  Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Extended season passes available.

DATES: 6:00-9:00pm from Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January, November 28 thru January 16 (Closed on Dec 24,25,31 and Jan 1); Please call ahead or visit website on days with inclement weather to confirm event.

MORE INFO: Call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

NOTE: This event is out of doors and subject to change depending on weather conditions that could detract from the full experience of WinterLights

WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens

Nov 30 - Nov 30 2020, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

WinterLights Tickets

November 29; December 1-6,  8-13, 15-20, 22-23, 26, 27, 29, 30;  January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

6:00 -9:00 pm

An illuminated winter wonderland awaits in the enchanted Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll garden paths alongside blooming camellias under a canopy of the stars for a magical holiday experience. Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are an Outer Banks holiday tradition. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall. A crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

TICKETS:  Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Extended season passes available.

DATES: 6:00-9:00pm from Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January, November 28 thru January 16 (Closed on Dec 24,25,31 and Jan 1); Please call ahead or visit website on days with inclement weather to confirm event.

MORE INFO: Call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

NOTE: This event is out of doors and subject to change depending on weather conditions that could detract from the full experience of WinterLights

WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens

Dec 1 - Dec 1 2020, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

WinterLights Tickets

November 29; December 1-6,  8-13, 15-20, 22-23, 26, 27, 29, 30;  January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

6:00 -9:00 pm

An illuminated winter wonderland awaits in the enchanted Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll garden paths alongside blooming camellias under a canopy of the stars for a magical holiday experience. Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are an Outer Banks holiday tradition. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall. A crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

TICKETS:  Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Extended season passes available.

DATES: 6:00-9:00pm from Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January, November 28 thru January 16 (Closed on Dec 24,25,31 and Jan 1); Please call ahead or visit website on days with inclement weather to confirm event.

MORE INFO: Call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

NOTE: This event is out of doors and subject to change depending on weather conditions that could detract from the full experience of WinterLights

WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens

Dec 2 - Dec 2 2020, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

WinterLights Tickets

November 29; December 1-6,  8-13, 15-20, 22-23, 26, 27, 29, 30;  January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

6:00 -9:00 pm

An illuminated winter wonderland awaits in the enchanted Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll garden paths alongside blooming camellias under a canopy of the stars for a magical holiday experience. Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are an Outer Banks holiday tradition. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall. A crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

TICKETS:  Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Extended season passes available.

DATES: 6:00-9:00pm from Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January, November 28 thru January 16 (Closed on Dec 24,25,31 and Jan 1); Please call ahead or visit website on days with inclement weather to confirm event.

MORE INFO: Call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

NOTE: This event is out of doors and subject to change depending on weather conditions that could detract from the full experience of WinterLights

WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens

Dec 3 - Dec 3 2020, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

WinterLights Tickets

November 29; December 1-6,  8-13, 15-20, 22-23, 26, 27, 29, 30;  January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

6:00 -9:00 pm

An illuminated winter wonderland awaits in the enchanted Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll garden paths alongside blooming camellias under a canopy of the stars for a magical holiday experience. Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are an Outer Banks holiday tradition. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall. A crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

TICKETS:  Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Extended season passes available.

DATES: 6:00-9:00pm from Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January, November 28 thru January 16 (Closed on Dec 24,25,31 and Jan 1); Please call ahead or visit website on days with inclement weather to confirm event.

MORE INFO: Call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

NOTE: This event is out of doors and subject to change depending on weather conditions that could detract from the full experience of WinterLights

WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens

Dec 4 - Dec 4 2020, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

WinterLights Tickets

November 29; December 1-6,  8-13, 15-20, 22-23, 26, 27, 29, 30;  January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

6:00 -9:00 pm

An illuminated winter wonderland awaits in the enchanted Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll garden paths alongside blooming camellias under a canopy of the stars for a magical holiday experience. Sponsored by Southern Bank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are an Outer Banks holiday tradition. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall. A crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

TICKETS:  Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Extended season passes available.

DATES: 6:00-9:00pm from Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January, November 28 thru January 16 (Closed on Dec 24,25,31 and Jan 1); Please call ahead or visit website on days with inclement weather to confirm event.

MORE INFO: Call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

NOTE: This event is out of doors and subject to change depending on weather conditions that could detract from the full experience of WinterLights

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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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