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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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Lovely place to relax

This is a fantastic place where to relax and have a walk. Plenty of flowers and trees surround the... read more

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Senigallia, Italy
Even in August

So August in NC is hot, most flowering plants have had their day, but the hardscaping is definitely... read more

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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fantastic place where to relax and have a walk. Plenty of flowers and trees surround the area and the birds chant is just a plus. Be careful to hangout alone when dark...not the safest place after the sunset.

Thank MarioGhiottone64
Reviewed yesterday

So August in NC is hot, most flowering plants have had their day, but the hardscaping is definitely worth the visit. If you ever need ideas on how to make your garden interesting year-round, the garden is a must-see.

Thank hankkacz
Reviewed 2 days ago

These are gorgeous gardens. Easy walks from section to section. During the summer they have an outdoor concert series in a beautiful venue just outside the gardens.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such beautiful, well-maintained gardens! Many, many flowers, beautiful lawn areas, walking trails, fountains. We try to go there a few times each year....always something blooming (except in winter). Just beautiful.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my third trip to the gardens, first one in August, the gardens look amazing, there is so much colour and life here, an amazing array, entry is free you just need to pay for parking ... if you want to see it all...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are an extraordinary working garden, research center and ornamental garden in the heart of the Duke campus. It is a sight not to be missed on any visit to Duke, Durham and indeed North Carolina.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Given a bit of patience you will see some amazing wild life both amphibian and birds, squirrels. The array of plants and trees is breathtaking and it's so worth while.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been here twice at different times of the year and were enchanted with the grounds and flowers both times. Can't believe this is free! It is a lovely place to take a walk or have a picnic. It can get very crowded however,...More

Thank MOB342
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I walked through the gardens. They are a site to behold. Fountains and different styled gardens and sitting spaces are placed throughout the gardens area. This garden is planned to create visual beauty. If you enjoy walking through nature and gardens this...More

Thank Macon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to visit on a Sunday, but even then apparently visitors weren't welcome. No parking to be found and no signs for visitors to find parking. Waste of time.

Thank Darin S
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Bridgette T
21 May 2017|
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Response from DukeGardens | Property representative |
The gardens themselves are open from 8 a.m. to dusk. But the visitor center (which includes restrooms, an info desk and a gift shop) is open from noon to 5 p.m. The gift shop is closed in January and February. There are also... More
Asha S
18 May 2017|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
Early April.
24 March 2017|
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Response from DukeGardens | Property representative |
The South Lawn in the Historic Gardens is the best location to settle in for a picnic in Duke Gardens. Another beautiful and spacious gathering space is the Fisher Amphitheater, also in the Historic Gardens. We ask that... More