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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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Outstanding urban garden

The Duke gardens are gem of the area. Lots of native plants and impressive specimens of a variety... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bob F
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Durham, North Carolina, Usa
Garden walk

Great, relaxing place. Met interesting people and picked up helpful hints from the gardeners that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mercedes p
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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+1 919-684-3698
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"full bloom"
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"spring and summer"
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"year round"
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"different areas"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Duke gardens are gem of the area. Lots of native plants and impressive specimens of a variety of plants, trees, flowers and shrubs. Don't miss the trails that go off from the sides of the main path. These take you through special collections. One...More

Thank Bob F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, relaxing place. Met interesting people and picked up helpful hints from the gardeners that were working. Whether you move fast or slower paced it's certainly worth a visit. We had 2 teens with us and at first not very involved,but as we walked and...More

Thank mercedes p
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven’t been to Duke Gardens in years, but we decided to do a maternity shoot there. There are lots of cute gazebos and pergolas to hide under, and all sorts of different flowers. It’s a good place for a photoshoot, a romantic stroll, or...More

Thank JDobbins555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the Gardens. Absolutely fabulous gardens. Free admission, only have to pay for parking. Very family friendly and easy to walk around. Wonderful flora and fauna, definitely worth a long visit

Thank Sharkey711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spring at the Duke Gardens - wonderful; trees and flowers in bloom. Enjoyed the Japanese gardens and tea house but could only look in. Easy to wander, to get lost and found again. However the gardens are becoming walled in by the Duke campus on...More

Thank Butterfn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place so much, we visited twice in two days. It is absolutely gorgeous, with so many different corners and vistas to explore. An absolute Must See.

Thank DolleyMaszola
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit in May guarenteed lots of beautiful blooming plants. Most plants are marked, so you can identify the ones we liked the most.

Thank KRISTIE M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the gardens during a trip to Durham. It was very well done. Plenty to see and a large area to wonder around in.

Thank cheshirefriend
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens and a great place to visit alone or with a friend. Take a book, relax and enjoy being out in it.

Thank IbaguruDurham
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see.....so vast. Great place to read or for a picnic..... we will be back. Once you park there you can also see the university which is awesome. But parking limited to only 4 hours....FYI

Thank Yorkdog
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PinkuWay
10 April 2018|
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Response from Chris V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are. I visited a few days ago and it's beautiful out there. It's a perfect time to visit. -Chris
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5 April 2018|
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they are occuring now!!!!
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Iris L
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Response from sept28gm | Reviewed this property |
They definitely take credit or debit cards! I have used mine every time I go there. You follow the prompts on the kiosk screen. They even have you put in your license plate number (so have that handy) and send you a text... More
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