Naming Opportunities

There are several sponsorship naming opportunities available at The Elizabethan Gardens. Download a form and/or call about what opportunities are available by calling 252-473-3234.


We are installing informative signage throughout the gardens that will feature fascinating details about our history along with information about garden inhabitants: birds, butterflies, frogs and insects.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for $80 and for $200. For more information on this sponsorship, contact Carl Curnutte 252-473-3234 or download this sign: Sign Sponsorship 2017



Another recent enhancement project – hanging baskets posts found along the walkways leading to our Overlook Terrace, a popular site for Weddings and Special Events. For more information on this $350 sponsorship, download the form seen below: TEG Naming Opportunity,  and/or contact Carl Curnutte 252-473-3234.



The Queen’s Royal Gingerbread is a new project of WinterLights. For WinterLights, we will create gingerbread characters of famous 16th century persons living during the time of the Roanoke Colonies. These depictions will be located on the Presidents’ Walk. Each creation will be sponsored by a donor. Hand-painted signs will display the sponsors name.
The Gingerbread will be 5 feet tall and depict different 16th century characters. Our hope is to have the artwork created into real gingerbread cookies that will sold for WinterLights.

Why Gingerbread you ask? Well, frankly they are ideal for our era. Queen Elizabeth I was known for her elaborate dinners that included marzipan-shaped novelties and gingerbread crafted by her royal gingerbread maker. Once, she called for gingerbread to be created in a likeness to dignitaries and people in her court. And voila, the first Gingerbread men were born! For more information on this $200 sponsorship, download the form seen below: Gingerbread Naming Opportunity,  and/or contact Carl Curnutte 252-473-3234.


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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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