Fanciful and elaborate gardens were kept to entertain Queen Elizabeth I during her reign. Our garden was created for your enjoyment, and as a living memorial to the time when Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists lived in this very place over 400 years ago. The Elizabethan Gardens is a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina.
WHAT WILL I SEE AT THE GARDENS?
Inside the brick-walled gate you’ll find a wonderful collection of Renaissance statues, a sound-front Elizabethan-gazebo, a sunken Elizabethan knot garden – all adorned by an ever-changing palette of year-round color from hydrangeas to native plants, perennials and camellias on ten sound-side acres.
The Gardens are located at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954
GPS: 35 56.2N 75 42.7w
The Elizabethan Gardens are open year-round. Hours vary seasonally. Visitation is by paid admission. Event tickets can be purchased at: https://elizabethangardens.yapsody.com