The Elizabethan Gardens is a 10.5-acre public garden within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. They are a tribute to the first English colonists in the New World at the site of the original settlement. The gardens and displays provide educational opportunities that encourage an appreciation of the art of gardening. The Gardens contain more than 500 different species of plants, including hydrangeas, camellias, historic herbs and a wide variety of native coastal species. Flower displays are changed seasonally to insure colorful displays throughout the year. The site includes a gift shop and nursery with plant sales and a food truck at lunch hours. Special programs are offered throughout the year. The gardens are available to rent for weddings.
Address: 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo
January: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March, October: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April, May, September: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June, July, August: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 6 to 9 p.m. WinterLights
Cost: $9 adults (ages 18 and older); $6 youth (ages 6 to 17); free ages 5 and younger; $3 dogs (free for service dogs)