Virginia Dare's 429th Birthday (2016)
In honor of the 429th birthday of the first English child born in the Virginia Dare Statue TEG-VA-Dare-8-5-14-img167new world on August 18 1587, regular admission to The Elizabethan Gardens is reduced. Special celebratory general admission: $4.29 plus tax (youth and children are free) all day. For more information, call 252-473-3234.
Dare-inspired activities for August 18. The following events are scheduled in and around The Gardens for August 18:
9:00am Virginia Dare Birthday Plant Clearance, 30% off Plant Sale, 9:00am-1:00pm. 10% Virginia Dare Statue.
10:00am Discovering Mint Program in Odom Hall
11:00am Storytime in Odom Hall
12:00pm-1:00pm A Southern Picnic Lunch of fried chicken, $9 per person (includes drink and dessert)
Southern Picnic Lunch Details:
Tickets available to the first 150 guests.
Tentative menu includes: Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Green Beans, Watermelons, Assorted Breads, Assorted Desserts, Water, Tea and Pepsi Products. Note: We are unable to fulfill special dietary needs beyond these items.
1:00pm Ice Cream and Cake in the Queen’s Rose Garden
For more information on the day’s activities, call The Gardens 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org.