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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Special Offers

$1 off Admission

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Big Fall Plant Sale 2018

Fall is the perfect time to plant to ensure a beautiful spring garden and this signature clearance event is timed…

End of Summer Plant Sale

Fall is the perfect time to plant to ensure a beautiful spring garden and this signature one-day plant clearance…

Thanksgiving Gift Shop Sale 2018

9am-5pm Come visit the Gift shop and save 20% off all fall-themed merchandise during this…

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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