Few People Know The Iconic Virginia Dare Statue In North Carolina Was Actually Imported From Italy
By Carolyn Harmon|Published December 29, 2022
Under Brown Mountain Lights the Beast of Blandenboro wanders this magical land where lighthouses shine on kingdoms only accessible by ferries. A Lost Colony of legends and pirates revealed in historical sites and majestic mountains with views that make us weep. The home of handmade sculptures and scrumptious cuisine. North Carolina leaves this long-time writer and artist breathless with endless surprises, including the unlikely warmth a winter walk on the beach can bring.
Within the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site live the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island, managed by the Garden Club of North Carolina. It was created as a memorial to the first colonists and as an example of a period garden. When you visit the Elizabethan Gardens, it is best to keep quiet, consider, and appreciate the enchanting beauty. The intimate relationship is impactful and immediate, especially when viewing the life-sized, iconic Virginia Dare Statue imported from Rome. Dare’s story and sculpture share mysterious details that are alive and well today.
Visit this lovely garden and in addition to the iconic Virginia Dare Statue, surround yourself with beautiful statues, flowers, trees, and plants, including a rose bush donated by Queen Elizabeth II. Visit any time of year as each season brings a different perspective to this amazing space.
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