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A Gardener's Dream

This place is very beautiful and peaceful. It makes you feel like you are in another dimension. If... read more

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Brenda W

If touring Duke University, this is something you have to see while you are here. I was very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gadsden, Alabama
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a great place to come on a date for stroll, with kids to explore or for some quiet time on your own. There are a range of settings within the gardens from manicured trellises, to woodsy trails to open fields. While entry to...More

2  Thank racheltt16
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

My 14yr old daughter and her friends had a picnic here. We read the photo policy beforehand. She wanted to pay for the picnic and wanted to be sure the kids messing around with a camera did not require a permit. The staff member said...More

7  Thank kjgkl
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Reviewed today

This place is very beautiful and peaceful. It makes you feel like you are in another dimension. If you love flowers, then this is the place. There are so many varieties of flowers here to enjoy. I absolutely loved my visit here.

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 6 days ago

If touring Duke University, this is something you have to see while you are here. I was very impressed with Duke in general, and the gardens are an extension of the quality of that institution.

Thank Tampauro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens to walk around or picnic or cut through to visit Duke since it’s easier to park there then on campus

Thank dce929
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens on Duke's campus. The flowers in bloom are always gorgeous and a great place to take guests and family. I always like strolling through the garden and then up to the chapel. Parking is easy, there are restrooms, and it is one of...More

Thank Katladyunc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s free organized & educational . Lots of if different kinds of mums flowers, organizers are friendly and approachable. Looking forward to upcoming events. The only complain is the parking is expensive, $2.00 per hour.

Thank Leony L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duke Garden as usual is also beautiful and serene. Walking the grounds gives you a great appreciation of nature and the plants that are native to the region.

Thank lp068
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compares favorably with most botanic gardens we have visited. We recommend using a docent. Garden changes dramatically by season.

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were beautiful to walk around in and were not too busy. Parking was two dollars an hour, so not too bad. They also have a gift shop and clean bathrooms.

Thank 910alexis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My children and I have been going to Duke Gardens for years. We always enjoy our time running around and feeding the ducks. Sometimes we pack our lunch and eat on a blanket while we enjoy the absolutly beautiful scenery!

Thank Delilah F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our cousin and wife, both Duke graduates brought us here on a afternoon outing. What a treat and resource for the university and surrounding area! Though a little past prime the color was still good and the grounds were nicely laid out and easy to...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
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Amy C
7 August 2018|
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Response from DukeGardens | Property representative |
Hello Amy - Please pardon our delay in replying. As others have noted, we have 2 parking lots inside our main entrance at 420 Anderson St. Parking is $1 per half hour from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you want to head straight to the... More
DogHouse D
21 July 2018|
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Response from MGracie2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is open everyday to dusk.
DogHouse D
21 July 2018|
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Response from Jodi P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, actually quite popular Seems dawn to dusk.