Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo

#4 of 36 in Parks in Outer Banks
Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • You might want to hit this in the morning, we went in the afternoon and the humidity was brutal. Beautiful gardens and statues with birds, butterflies, and various other creatures enjoying the...  more »
  • We always try to include a visit to the Elizabethan Gardens when we visit the Outer Banks. Beautiful in every season. After a tour pop over to Fort Raleigh next door snd learn about the Lost Colony.  more »
  • We had a great experience at the gardens! It cost about $9 to get in and it’s absolutely beautiful. I only wish I could see it in the fall or spring now too! Lots of walkways and even a self guided tour that you can do on your phones. They also have a small kids area and a nice butterfly house. I’d recommend checking it out if you’re looking for something to do!
  • PURE MAGIC!!! So much pride, love and care is put in to this lovely garden!!! Just gorgeous, beautifully maintained! The Butterfly House is breathtaking! Staff was friendly and sweet! Price of admission is low and goes directly into maintaining the garden! Even the volunteers were awesome to speak with!

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