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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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Feed the ducks

Make sure to stop by the visitor center to get duck food to feed the ducks at the pond. Ducks were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cici E
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College Park, Maryland
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Great place for singles, couples, families

I would have given this 5 stars but parking can be a pain. There is a 'store' at the main entrance... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Donald B
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Durham, North Carolina
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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“japanese garden” (39 reviews)
“koi pond” (38 reviews)
“native plants” (31 reviews)
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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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"rose garden"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure to stop by the visitor center to get duck food to feed the ducks at the pond. Ducks were friendly with kids.

Thank Cici E
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I would have given this 5 stars but parking can be a pain. There is a 'store' at the main entrance where you can buy 'feed' for the ducks (really fun for kids...and adults). Just an amazing retreat -- beautiful foliage and flowers, peaceful pockets...More

Thank Donald B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It makes all the difference when you tour a garden. Today, I just wanted a walk that was off the road. The paths through and around the the Japanese garden was what I was look for. Watching the feeding of the ducks was a nice...More

Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went by after 3pm and easily found a parking space. Several families, couples, students in the garden. Although many of flowers are no longer in bloom, its still worth the visit. It's a sizable area to cover, especially if you take time to read...More

Thank becca83-TN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love walking here alone. There are several gardens in one from the more formal terraced garden which sits above the lily pond to less formal walking spaces. Recently they added a twig art sculpture. I park along the road that divides this space from...More

Thank SusanFleurNC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited in February, so visiting gardens may not seem like the most beautiful thing to do, but even in winter they were well kept, manicured, and beautiful. They have different spaces and a wonderful fountain and gazebo. A great walk. And it is free!

1  Thank msa23_2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Duke Gardens is one of the loveliest places in the entire state of NC! I have visited many, many times and each time walk away in awe. The Japanese Garden and Bamboo Forest make you feel like you are in another land. It is a...More

Thank Shannon B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do/see that would get us some exercise too. Great place for both. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank JoeSRagmann
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places in Durham to spend time outside. I’ve gone to Duke Gardens for great pictures, studying, or simply enjoying nature. Strongly recommend for a nice, casual date!

Thank Nury C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is seriously gorgeous. I decided to check the gardens out the day Durham was hit with 8 inches of snow. So worth it.

Thank Tyler 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
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Asha S
18 May 2017|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
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cwdigraz
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
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