Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-3234
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"Grow memories at this Garden for all seasons – where beauty, tranquility and wonder reign all year." 


Located within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site next to The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre, The Elizabethan Gardens encompasses ten acres of botanical and sculptural delights.

Seasonal changes bring an array of flowering plants, shrubs and trees that have drawn visitors to return again and again.

A monumental bronze sculpture of Queen Elizabeth I, ancient Italian Renaissance statuary, Elizabethan elements and the solitary figure of Virginia Dare provide continuity to constantly changing flora. Horticultural collections are extensive, and annual color planted every season gives The Gardens a different perspective throughout the year.


  • Museum-Quality Italian Renaissance Sculptures
  • Unique Elizabethan Features
  • 10 Acres with Dapple-Shaded Paths
  • Summer Programs for Children
  • Breathtaking Water Views
  • Prize-winning Camellia collection
  • Native plants, azaleas, crape myrtles, hydrangeas, conifers and seasonal blooms
  • Gift Shoppe and Plants Sales
  • Workshops & Seasonal Events
  • Picture-Perfect Wedding/Reception Locations
  • Garden Rentals
  • Tour Bus Parking
  • Vending Machines
  • Handicap Accessible Walkways
  • Picnics on The Great Lawn
  • Non-Profit Rates Available
  • Free Mobile Phone Audio Tour
  • Pet Friendly
  • Over 65 years of beauty seen by millions!

"With its beautiful grounds, colorful plantings, classic sculpture and serene Outer Banks location, The Elizabethan Gardens is an unforgettable location for your wedding, large or small."

There are several unique sites available: The Great Lawn, The Sunken Garden, The Gazebo and The Queen’s Rose Garden offer a variety of locations – each with their own character.

Likewise, the one-of-a-kind charm of The Elizabethan Gardens offers spectacular locations for engagement photos or wedding photos.

Our experienced staff will help you select one of these wedding sites, assist you with seating arrangements and suggest a path to take guests through The Gardens to your ceremony.

We are happy to work with you and make your special day memorable and enjoyable. Give us a call to arrange a site visit.

We are very proud to share with you our beautiful gardens.

Contact us at: 252-473-3234, or weddings@elizabethangardens.org

Hwy. 64/264, Roanoke Island • Location: 35 56.2N 75 42.7w 252-473-3234 • www.elizabethangardens.org

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    • Boutique
    • Designer
    • Market
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  • Location:
    • Roanoke Island
  • Admission: $9 Adults, $6 Youth, $2 Child, $3 Canine - plus NC sales tax
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Close To (Hour): Nags Head Beaches
  • Days Open: Seven days a week
  • This attraction should take approx: (hours): 1
  • Open Year Round:
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Fall Transition 2017

10am-Noon FREE for members. $15 for… more

Christmas Cactus

$20 for members. $35 for not-yet… more

Harvest HayDay Presented by Towne Bank 2017


Winter Transition 2017

10am-Noon $15 for members. $30 for not-yet… more

Winter Container Gardening

10am-Noon $25 for members. $40 for not-yet… more

Poinsettia Week At The Gardens

Come see our specialty poinsettias and find the right one for your home this… more

Grand Illuminations 2017

Join The Elizabethan Gardens and Southern Bank for the opening celebration of… more

WinterLights presented by Southern Bank

Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with… more

Ladies' Night at the Gardens

Come join us in the Gift Shop and enjoy Champagne and light fare during this… more

Deck The Halls With Christmas Greenery

$15 for members. $30 for not-yet members. With the… more

Holiday Feast & WinterLights Combo 2017

NOTE: There are two seatings 6:00 and 7:30pm For… more


$15 for members. $30 for not-yet members. Poinsettias… more

Ladies' Night at the Gardens

Come join us in the Gift Shop and enjoy Champagne and light fare during this… more

WOOFstocking at WinterLights 2017

6-9pm Bring your dog to WinterLights for FREE! The… more

The Art of Centerpieces

Limited to 25 participants $25 for members.… more

The Art of Centerpieces With Dinner

Limited to 25 participants $39 members. $44… more

Dinner With Santa 2017

"What we enjoy most about Dinner with Santa is how comfortable the kids become… more

The Perfect Holiday Wreath

Decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant holiday wreath that is… more

WinterLights Thank You Santa 2017

Last tickets sold at 8:15pm. WinterLights is… more

Tree Pruning

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Free for members. $15 for… more

Terrarium Garden

10am-12pm Limited to 12… more

Terrarium Garden Workshop

10am-12pm Limited to 12… more

Annuals from Seed

10am-12pm FREE for members. $15 for not-yet… more

Winter Rose Pruning

10:00 AM-12:00 PM $15 ($30 for not-yet… more

Succulent Container Gardening

10am-12pm $20 for members. $35 for not-yet… more

Setting Up Beds & Planting Spring Annuals

10:00 AM-12:00 PM $15 for members. $30 for… more

Herb Garden

10:00 AM-12:00 PM $15 for members. $30 for… more

Easter Eggstravaganza 2018

“The largest egg scavenger hunt on the beach with thousands… more

WOOFstock 2018

Let the dogs out for our third annual tail-wagging’ happy… more

Kentucky Derby Party

Proceeds benefit The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry, Dare… more

Backyard Birds

11am-12pm FREE with… more

Fun with Frogs

11am-12pm FREE with… more


11am-12pm FREE with… more

Helpful Bugs

11am-12pm FREE with… more

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
Odom Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1320
  • Width: 33
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 10
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
Odom Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1320
  • Width: 33
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 10
  • Banquet Capacity: 100