Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo

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#4 of 36 in Parks in Outer Banks
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. Put Elizabethan 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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  • We went to this garden on a bright hot day but the walk ways through the gardens are in deep shade with a breeze blowing in from the bay it was a welcome break from the beach. This was about a 2 hour ...  more »
  • We were there on a Saturday morning around 11 am. This is a beautiful British Style garden with statues and sunken gardens within it. It is not very big and you will need an hour or 90 minutes at most...  more »
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  • 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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