Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Elizabethan Gardens April Events

Easter Eggstravaganza - a Springtide Tradition in The Gardens. There will be over 2,000 colorful eggs on-hand for The Elizabethan Gardens annual Eggstravaganza on April 7. What could be more picture-perfect than spring blooms, green grass and an Easter Egg Treasure Scavenger Hunt throughout The Gardens for this popular event? Hop over to The Gardens and join in the fun. But hold on to your Easter bonnets, there are more than just eggs at this classic event! This Outer Banks tradition includes: games, live bunnies provided by Pet Gallery of Nags Head, crafts, and a delicious homemade bake sale supplied by Roanoke Island Garden Club and Dunes of Dare Gardens Club members - as well as egg rolls, an Easter bonnet/hat contest, story time, educational games, and plenty of kid-friendly fun.

 And grown-ups can hunt for savings too, at the Easter Egg Hunt Sale happening in The Gardens Gift Shop during the Eggstravaganza. Selected plants will also be on sale.

9:30am Gates Open

10:00am Discovery Tables Open
10:30 am Easter Bonnet / Hat Contest
11:00am Family Fun Scavenger Hunts
11:30am Live Easter Bunnies
12:00noon Egg Relay Race
10:15 -10:45, 12:30 – 1:00 & 1:15 – 1:45 Story time

Garden members are admitted free to Easter Eggstravaganza, standard admission applies to non-members. Children under five will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Etched into History

By choosing to engrave a brick, you pave a solid path for The Elizabethan Gardens future. Each brick is a lasting testament that may commemorate a loved one, an achievement, a wedding, an anniversary, honor military service, a special occasion or to show your support of The Gardens. $100. per brick.Nancy Harvey 252.473.1554 visit:

Classes and Workshops

 Penciling the World

Children's Class - New!

Wed. April 11 & Thurs.  April 12

Penciling the World

Adult Class - New!

Wed. April 11 & Thurs. April 1p.m. - 5p.m.

Linda Miller -  Spring Watercolor Workshop

Tues. April 17,Wed. April 18, &Thurs. April 19

9:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Photography Workshop with Jeff Lewis

Sat.May 5  10a.m. - noon

Cheese it Up -New!

Sat. May 12 Noon -2p.m.

 Please visit our website for updates, times, workshop prices and pre-registration.

Special Events Ace Hardware

Home & Garden Tour

"Spring for the Arts"

Saturday, April 28

9a.m. - 4p.m.

Tickets on sale now!

On April 28, a spring masterpiece to the arts will be sung on Roanoke Island when The Elizabethan Gardens, Dunes of Dare Garden Club and Roanoke Island Garden Club presents the Ace Hardware “Spring for the Arts” Home and Garden Tour. This annual fundraising event will not only feature homes and gardens, but also showcase local artists and garden vendors in a jam-packed event that includes a catered lunch in the beautiful and aromatic Gardens. Live musical entertainment by violinist Leslie Erikson will be provided.

Home sponsors:

Buster Nunemaker, John L. Buford, Pigman’s Barbecue, VBL Technologies, Mollie Fearing and Associates.

This inspirational day happens Saturday, April 28, 2011 from 9am - 4pm at The Elizabethan Gardens. Tickets are now on sale. $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. Groups of ten or more $20 a ticket. For tickets and information, call The Gardens at 252-473-3234.

Please visit our website for updates, more information on times and ticket

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