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'Yelp Review for ' . Elizabethan Gardens (24)

Designed to honor the English settlers who came to Roanoke Island over 400 years ago, The Elizabethan Gardens offers stunning beauty and educational programming year-round. From plant sales and fundraising galas to gardening camps for kids and potting activities for adults, a host of activities enliven the picturesque grounds.

Statuary and fountains compliment the formal gardens. Meandering paths allow for wandering through aromatic herbs. Towering trees and a stunning statue of Queen Elizabeth dressed in full regalia bear witness to the grand gardens and the history-making colonists. While there ask about the history of the marble statue of Virginia Dare and the legend of the white doe.

There is majesty and mystery in the gardens ripe for romance, imagination and especially photography. Each season offers its own brand of beauty as well as activities to celebrate those vibrant and differing changes in nature. Whether you attend a harvest hoe down or the glittering winter lights festival, there is always something spectacular growing at the Elizabethan Gardens. Visitors can become a member and purchase a season’s pass or enter the gardens for the day.


  • Monday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm


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