Saturday, July 5, 2008

Elizabethan Gardens

We took Betsey to tour the Elizabethan Gardens. The gardens are filled with beautiful flowers, statues, and fountains. Located on Roanoke Island, the gardens also host many special events and programs, like plays, shows, holiday events, and various classes. The cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6-17, and free for children 5 and under. There are also group rates and tours available. It is pretty reasonable considering the gardens are so rich in history.

Jake was given a sheet where he had to search for various animals and bugs. Some of the animals were statues located throughout the grounds. He was funny because while he did look at the flowers and statues and such, he was really searching for these bugs and other insects on the sheet. Here is a statue of Virginia Dare. Born on August 18, 1587, she was the first child born in the new world.
Here is another statue in the gardens: Queen Elizabeth I. She is made of bronze and is the largest bronze statue of Queen Elizabeth I in the world.
The grounds are not too large, but we stopped a few times to rest.
Here is a photo of a water spot hidden in the Woodland & Wildlife/Children's Garden among amny cute statues for children, like The Bashful Girl and some gnomes.
Here are some photos of some of the gorgeous flowers you will see.
There are several fountains at the Elizabeth Gardens. All are gorgeous. Here is one of them.


angie said...

beautiful!!!...that is somewhere that i have not been!...
;) angie/craftyscrapr

Angela said...

Great pictures!