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

Spring Fling Clean Up Day

Mar 7 - Mar 7 2020, 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Many hands make for light work. Please assist The Gardens Staff, alongside our much-appreciated volunteers for a spring cleaning day to prepare for our 2020 season. Light snack and beverages will be provided. Please dress for the weather and be sure to wear rubber boots or old shoes. If you have gloves please bring those as well. We will provide buckets and wheelbarrows. For additional details call (252) 473-3244.

A Night at the Speakeasy

Mar 7 - Mar 7 2020, 5:00 PM TO 10:00 PM



Cabaret entertainment + heavy appetizers  + drinks + desserts + silent auction + dancing + live music. $75 – Individual Tickets. $600 – Table of six. No tickets sold at the door. Want to dress in the 1920s, flapper, Great Gasby or prohibition era? BRING IT ON! Proceeds benefit Mustang Music Outreach and The Elizabethan Gardens. Corporate sponsorships are available, call 252-473-3234 for details. SPEAKEASY 2020rev2 PDF

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OAK CITY AMARETTO, a local, hand-crafted liquor is one of our Speakeasy sponsors. Oak City Amaretto uses all NATURAL and US sourced ingredients that provide a SMOOTH and CREAMY taste without any overt sweetness or bitter aftertaste.​​ Delicious on the rocks, in your favorite drink or used for your favorite pound cake. Ask for it at your local ABC store.

We thank our other Speakeasy sponsors:

The Soil Food Web

Mar 21 - Mar 21 2020, 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM

Free for Members/$9 for Not Yet Members
Learn how to best build your soil, encourage beneficial organisms and prepare beds that are better at managing water, nutrients, and diverse plant communities. Advanced reservations required.

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 1 - Apr 1 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Open-Air Butterflies Releases

Apr 1 - Apr 1 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

Open-Air Butterfly Release. FREE with paid admission. Event is outside (activity is subject to weather-related cancellations). Join us on the Great Lawn as we release butterflies into the wild. Visit also our indoor Butterfly Center which opens to the public at 10:45 on Wednesdays in April. An experience for the whole family.

 

Butterfly House Release

Apr 1 - Apr 1 2020, 10:30 AM TO 10:45 AM


Butterfly House Release. All tickets: $14. Advanced Reservations Required. Event promptly starts at 10:30am. This exclusive opportunity – requires  7-day advance ticket reservation. Join us for an up-close chance for a hands-on experience with these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 40 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 certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

 

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 2 - Apr 2 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 3 - Apr 3 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 4 - Apr 4 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Garden Workshop

Apr 4 - Apr 4 2020, 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM

Members $25/$30 Not Yet Members

Whether a small pot or a lush meadow, an important garden in any size. Learn about what butterflies need and what plants they nest on, feed from and add them to your garden. Advanced ticket reservations required. Class minimum must be met for workshop to be held.

Butterfly Keeper Day

Apr 4 - Apr 4 2020, 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

* Limited to 14 participants. Must be 8 years or older. RSVP five days before event. Do you want to be a butterfly keeper for a day? Learn how to care for butterflies and see what they need to be healthy and happy alongside our butterfly keepers. Learn how to identify butterflies and help unpack, release and feed newly-emerged butterflies. Participants receive a “Butterfly Keeper for a Day” certificate. Includes admission and a snack.

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 5 - Apr 5 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 6 - Apr 6 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 7 - Apr 7 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 8 - Apr 8 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Open-Air Butterflies Releases

Apr 8 - Apr 8 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

Open-Air Butterfly Release. FREE with paid admission. Event is outside (activity is subject to weather-related cancellations). Join us on the Great Lawn as we release butterflies into the wild. Visit also our indoor Butterfly Center which opens to the public at 10:45 on Wednesdays in April. An experience for the whole family.

 

Butterfly House Release

Apr 8 - Apr 8 2020, 10:30 AM TO 10:45 AM


Butterfly House Release. All tickets: $14. Advanced Reservations Required. Event promptly starts at 10:30am. This exclusive opportunity – requires  7-day advance ticket reservation. Join us for an up-close chance for a hands-on experience with these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 40 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 certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

 

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 9 - Apr 9 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 10 - Apr 10 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

Butterfly Festival 2020

Apr 11 - Apr 11 2020, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

“Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart.”

The Elizabethan Gardens’ month-long festival opens on April 1 at the John White Butterfly Center. The festival features butterfly-inspired events for the whole family along with weekly butterfly releases and, of course, a butterfly house fluttering with new arrivals for the celebration.

Many events are included with standard admission to The Elizabethan Gardens, but several activities require registration and an RSVP in advance. All events are held at The Elizabethan Gardens.

Complete schedule TBD (check back here for details)

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