News from the Garden
Elizabethan Gardens shoe drive goes the extra mile for Community for Kids
By Summer Stevens, The Coastland Times Community for Kids (C4K), a non-profit based in Manteo, is raising money in a fun and festive way to buy shoes for Dare County elementary students in need. C4K President Katy Bell coordinated with the Elizabethan Gardens to place...
WinterLights sparkles on Roanoke Island
By Summer Stevens, The Coastland Times There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to stroll through 10 acres of WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The 13th annual event is bigger and brighter than ever before, with the Sunken...
Night of 1587 Pumpkins shines brightly
By Summer Stevens, The Coastland Times The Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island hosted the Night of 1587 Pumpkins on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. with the ambitious goal of displaying 1587 lit jack-o-lanterns along the main pathways of the garden. “We were so pleased with...
The Elizabethan Gardens Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with Butterfly Release
Manteo, NC – The Elizabethan Gardens will release 70 butterflies, as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, on Tuesday, September 27th at 1:30 p.m. at the Great Lawn. The event will be free with regular garden admission. Details and ticket information can be found at...
Spring Brings New Director to The Elizabethan Gardens
(Manteo, N.C., March 17, 2022) – The Elizabethan Gardens announces that Theresa M. Armendarez has been hired as executive director of the long-loved Outer Banks attraction. “We are pleased to have found a new executive director with strong connections to the Outer...
Virginia Dare: A Statue with a Story
Our beloved statue embarked on a 100-year journey marked with drowning, rescue, fire, abandonment and ridicule to find her home in The Elizabethan Gardens.
Growing Boldly into the Future
The Elizabethan Gardens: 70 Years of Beautiful Inspiration and a memorial to the adventurous spirit of the Elizabethans who walked these very shores.
Great Gates a Passage into History
If you allow your imagination to be your guide, you can almost travel back to “days of old, when knights were bold, and everyone had a chamber maid” just by walking through these gates.