Photo Friday: Elizabethan Gardens in the Outer Banks
After a refreshing lunch and short walk around downtown Manteo, N.C., last Friday, I kicked off my weekend in the Outer Banks with a visit to the Elizabethan Gardens.
It was a beautiful property to stroll and photograph with my roommate and travel buddy, Amanda. We paid our $9 entry fee, and then toured several of the gardens. Most notably, we saw the large statue of Queen Elizabeth I, an ancient live oak tree, a rose garden that contained a rose sent by Queen Elizabeth II from the royal rose garden at Windsor Castle, an ancient Italian fountain and many colorful blooms.
The Sunken Garden features an Italian Renaissance fountain.
The main pathway leads visitors to the statue of Queen Elizabeth.
A statue of Queen Elizabeth I stands tall. The gardens also has a portrait of the queen.
Foxglove flowers were in bloom May 31, 2013, at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, N.C.
Southern magnolia trees in bloom at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, N.C.
At the Elizabethan Gardens on May 31, 2013.
The rose garden at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, N.C.