Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo

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Inside the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, look for Elizabethan Gardens, a memorial to the first colonists marked by renaissance statues and meticulously managed landscapes. The 4 hectare (10 acre) park features shaded paths that will lead you through forests and colorful plazas, and you'll see interpretive plaques with useful information about each important sight. Numerous art and craft workshops and festivities take place here throughout the year. Check out the garden shops, which offer a selection of plants, statuettes, candles, soaps, and sweets. PutElizabethan Gardens into our Manteo day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Tranquil environment providing down to earth connection with human groomed mother nature's beauty. Pleasing to the eyes and nurturing the spirit a stroll through the gardens conjure up a simplified.....  more
    Tranquil environment providing down to earth connection with human groomed mother nature's beauty. Pleasing to the eyes and nurturing the spirit a stroll through the gardens conjure up a simplified.....  more »
  • We encountered this while driving around on vacation. Decided to give it a try, even for $12 a person. It is 10 acres, so not huge. Much of it was shaded which was nice on a sunny summer day. We....  more
    We encountered this while driving around on vacation. Decided to give it a try, even for $12 a person. It is 10 acres, so not huge. Much of it was shaded which was nice on a sunny summer day. We....  more »
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  • We visited the gardens for the butterfly release and enjoyed it immensely. Our daughters loved watching the butterflies come to life and fly away before their eyes. The staff educated us on what butterflies enjoy and what we could add to our gardens to keep them happy and returning. We were even able to purchase a few plants at the small greenhouse they have on the grounds. Not to mention the beauty and serenity of the gardens. All of the hydrangeas were in full bloom and beautiful. It was like walking through a fairytale.
  • We love the Elizabethan Garden! We were there the week of May 30-June 5 2022!! We have been on many trips to North Carolina and always stop to enjoy this beautiful space!! So many wonderful memories with my family! This year we have purchased a brick in my Moms memory as she is no longer with us, but know how much she enjoyed her adventure at this beautiful, magical garden and so happy that she will have her own special place!!

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