Events - Dec 7 2018

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

Volunteer Day

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2018, 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

How Does Our Garden Grow? Through Volunteers of Course!

get involved Elizabethan GardensJoin us every other Friday and volunteer in The Elizabethan Gardens.

There’s always things to do, inside or outside.

Work with our horticulture staff and brush up your gardening skills or contribute your own expertise to us. Volunteering in plant sales is a great way to help others learn about gardening and have fun at the same time. There is much to be done behind the scenes including helping with mailings for special events, answering the phones and keeping track of all the details that keep The Gardens running. Volunteer in the Gatehouse and Giftshop greet guests, check-in stock and answer lots of questions. Many families volunteer together to help with tasks.

Begin your new adventure as a Gardens volunteer today and watch yourself and the world around you grow. Contact us today, call 252.473.3234.

Volunteering offers an infinite number of opportunities for growth and personal enrichment. Throughout its history, volunteers and their contributions have been vital to the success and growth of The Elizabethan Gardens. Last year volunteers gave more than 1,000 hours of their time and talents.

Christmas Party Benefit

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2018, 5:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Join us for a Christmas Party hosted by Philip & Brandy Foreman to benefit The Elizabethan Gardens. Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy beer, wine, champagne, cocktails, heavy appetizers, door prizes & music. Catering by Ortega’z Southwestern Grill.

Party held at 524 Baumtown Road, Wanchese, NC. Benefit tickets required.

Christmas PartyProceeds from this benefit and several others planned for this year help us grow our future. Funds will directly support the educational endeavors in our new John White Butterfly Center and the Discovery Cottage.

WinterLights 2018 presented by Southern Bank

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2018, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

November 24, 27,28,29,30; December 1, 4,5,6,7,8, 11,12,13,14,15, 18,19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29; January 4,5,11,12,18,19 from 6pm-9pm. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

WinterLights is presented by Southern Bank and sponsored in part by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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

NOTE: This event is weather-dependent. Call ahead 252-473-3234 or check website home page for notifications if rain or damp conditions prevent us from providing the best experience of WinterLights for our guests.

Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide. Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6.

WinterLights Tickets

Extended passes available. Extended passes available. Tuesdays to Saturdays in December, Friday and Saturdays in January, November 25 thru January 20  (Closed on Dec 24,25, 31 and Jan 1); For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit

Take A Tour An audio & visual tour
of The Elizabethan Gardens


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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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