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.

"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


  • 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 70 years of beauty seen by millions!

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

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    • Boutique
    • Designer
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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:
  • Work w/motorcoach groups in senior/student markets:
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Harvest HayDay Presented by Towne Bank OBX…

Oct 29 2016, 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM We love family traditions at The… more

Art of Candy Making

Nov 8 2016, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Get a jump on the season. Join this… more

Poinsettia Week 2016

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

Grand Illuminations 2016

WinterLights is presented by Southern Bank. Supported in part by The Outer… more

WinterLights presented by Southern Bank

WinterLights is presented by Southern Bank. Supported in part by The Outer… more

Holiday Feast & WinterLights Combo

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

Ladies' Night at The Elizabethan Gardens

Help Santa pamper you this season by stopping in The Gardens for this unique… more

Art of Centerpieces

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

Art of Centerpieces (With Dinner)

Have dinner with us while you create something beautiful at the same time. Come… more

The Perfect Holiday Wreath

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

WinterLights Dinner with Santa

The Elizabethan Gardens has yet again arranged for Santa to join them at their… more

WinterLights Thank You Santa

Santa has authorized The Gardens to be his official collector of thank you… more

Volunteer Bulb Planting Workday

Spend some of your day planting bulbs alongside garden staff. Volunteers and… more

Chocolate Cravings? DIY Chocolate Workshop

Craving a weekend filled with chocolate? Treat yourself and the family to yummy… more

Cooking Workshop: Savory & Sizzling

Cooking Workshop: Savory & Sizzling – With Valentine’s Day just… more

Spring Fling Clean Up Day 2017

Many hands make for light work. Please assist The Gardens Staff, alongside our… more

Cheese It Up

Enjoy wine and cheese as you create a one-of-a-kind take home summer container… more

Daffodil Festival 2017

We’ve planted thousands of Daffodils (or “Daffodilly” – as the… more

WOOFstock 2017

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

Easter Eggstravaganza 2017

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

Special Offers
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