86. Our Secret… Elizabethan Gardens


Initially begun as a small English-style garden to act as a cultural attraction and a permanent memorial to Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists, the Elizabethan Gardens were established next to Fort Raleigh National Park by the North Carolina Garden Club.

Through the years, the gardens have grown from their modest beginning into one of the finest, unique, and beautiful gardens in America.  Inside the brick-walled gates, you will now find a wonderful collection of gardens – all adorned by an ever-changing palette of year-round color.

Throughout the year the gardens host a variety of activities, special events, summer camps, and workshops allowing children and adults to experience the gardens in every way possible from painting to plant aromas to gardening. The gardens are open year round and are truly a beautiful and peaceful way to spend the day. http://elizabethangardens.org/