Events - Oct 21 2020

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

Fall Plant Sale

Oct 21 - Oct 21 2020, 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

25% off all items grown for the fall. Get a head start on next year’s garden by planting what we have grown for fall interest.

Gift Shop Halloween Sale

Oct 21 - Oct 21 2020, 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Come visit the Gift Shop and save 20% off all Halloween merchandise during this special sale. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit

Butterfly Release

Oct 21 - Oct 21 2020, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

September 16, 23 and 30 October 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Butterfly Release

$17 per person (all ages) Price includes admission to The Elizabethan Gardens. Tickets must be purchased online by Sunday prior to event.

An exclusive opportunity – requires 4-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.

(NOTE: as of June 21, 2020 Dare County mandated “face coverings be worn in both indoor and outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.”)

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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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