Where the Old World and New World Grow Together
Looking for a great place to take your entire family? If you happen to be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you need to make sure that you check out the Elizabethan Gardens. In addition to the sites constant garden exhibitions, there’s also always some great traveling exhibits and shows to watch in their indoor air-conditioned theatre. Just remember to bring your kanken backpack stocked with waters to avoid paying on site!
A few of the highlights of Elizabethan Gardens include:
- A Living Classroom for the Entire Family
- Vibrant horticultural displays
- Renaissance Statuary
- Beautiful views of Roanoke Sound
- Activities, workshops and demonstrations
- Gift shop featuring
- Home and garden décor, books, puppets & games
- A wide variety of herbs, perennials and flowering shrubs
Don’t miss our Family Fun Summer Series in our air-conditioned theatre!
The Diary of Adam and Eve – Tuesdays, July 8 – August 12
While parents and teens enjoy The Diary of Adam and Eve, a one-act play from the Broadway musical The Apple Tree, younger family members can enjoy a concurrent program, A Snake in the Grass. Children will go on a fun-filled exploration where they will discover The Elizabethan Gardens as they investigate and solve a funny mystery.
Based on a short story by Mark Twain and set to words and music by the team of Harnick and Bock who created Fiddler on the Roof, this light comedy is the perfect story for a garden setting. The Apple Tree is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and performed in partnership with Elizabeth R and Co.
Wild Wednesdays – June 11 – August 13
Wild Wednesdays are hosted by Jeff Lewis, a long-time employee of The Elizabethan Gardens, is well known for his nature photographs. Recognized as one of the best amateur ornithologists on The Outer Banks, Lewis picked up a camera several years ago to document sightings of rare birds. Lewis will be showing and describing a Daytona Beach photographer in his weekly programs. Topics include: birds and fauna, predators and butterflies of The Elizabethan Gardens.
Discovery Thursdays – June 12 – August 14
Discovery Thursdays include unique and interactive activities that families will enjoy together. Age appropriate table top projects include postcard leaf rubbings, woodland collages, rose petal bracelets and making sundials. These and other activities will use fun lessons in nature to help gain further understanding and appreciation of The Elizabethan Gardens.
All Family Fun activities are at 2:30pm. Programs are free with paid admission to The Gardens and made possible in part through support from Dominion Power.
Open year ‘round on Roanoke Island
Located within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Beside Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre.