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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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We go to the Duke Gardens EVERYTIME we are in Durham!

The Duke Gardens is always changing and always beautiful. I like that they are constantly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia
Awesome Gardens

Just loved this place. It was gorgeous even in mid October. I'd love to visit it throughout the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Montpelier, Vermont
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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Reviewed yesterday

The Duke Gardens is always changing and always beautiful. I like that they are constantly improving an already spectacular place with more labels, more private nooks, and sculpture. We loved the sculpture woven with branches!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just loved this place. It was gorgeous even in mid October. I'd love to visit it throughout the year. I spent hours just wandering around or reading in a shady spot. The koi pond is a delight. I'll be back for sure.

Thank explorer2be
Reviewed 2 days ago

Duke Gardens is beautiful any time of year as the gardeners keep it fresh and full of timely annual flowers. Then there are the permanent plants that show their changing color throughout the year. Lots of little niches that are nice to sit and ponder...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful Gardens... a don't miss if you come to Durham. Been there several time and always impressive regardless of time of year.

Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best places in Durham and well worth a trip. No matter what time of year you go you will find something blooming. They keep adding gardens and trails so even after ten years of regular visits, it is never the...More

Thank xilabow
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful gardens. Varied themes in four large sections. Well maintained paths. Admission is free but pay for parking, modest $1 per half-hour. Great place for photography and families. Children can enjoy the outdoors.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Duke Gardens on a warm October afternoon. It is well laid out and in many areas very beautiful,. My favorite areas are the Asian Gardens and the Steps.

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens and although it was autumn there was plenty to see and enjoy. Its the sort of place where there will always be things to see and enjoy as the seasons change. Particularly loved the new Japanese Garden - an oasis of...More

Thank TravelledTheWorld01
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are beautiful, informative and well-tended. You have to pay to park there, and need to guess how long you'll be (the first time I went there I estimated two hours and it was not enough) or you'll need to walk back to buy...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Duke Gardens is one of those places that Durham natives usually know about, but not everyone has visited. I, however, grew up visiting it, and still as an adult enjoy going back. It's beautiful to walk around in any season, but summertime is the best-...More

1  Thank Meredith 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