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Toured prior to a DUKE music program.

Toured prior to a DUKE music program & walked about an hour enjoying the diverse flora from all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
donnanwill
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Always a "go-to"

Unlike other parks of the Duke University complex, the Gardens offer parking! Have been here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barnetjb123
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to walk around, take photos and enjoy the beautiful plants. Admission is free but you do pay for parking. There are open areas for kids to play and the trail isn't very long so it can be done in an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Erbira B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful, especially in the spring. Vast and varied parts, each with very different themes. I spent my childhood and college years here. It was great then and has only gotten better over the years.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Todd J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The gardens are a beautiful place to be with nature in a controlled environment. Be sure to go when the plants may be growing and in bloom but the gardens are a good place to hang out anytime in good weather. The only flaw in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kengs2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured prior to a DUKE music program & walked about an hour enjoying the diverse flora from all over the world.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank donnanwill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike other parks of the Duke University complex, the Gardens offer parking! Have been here several times, it's a great place to take visitors, family, children, etc. and it's free! The gardens are expansive and well-adorned offering many exotic plants most of them labeled and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barnetjb123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Duke gardens are always lovely, peaceful and a nice walk. Interesting nature and birds as well. Best in spring, but great year round.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tonytaibi1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful and beautiful garden. You cannot belive all the different plants and the settings they are in

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Denise H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place during any season is very serene. I enjoy walking around, listening to the sounds of nature and during the spring and summer smelling the aroma of all of the flowers and blooms.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Inspire762326
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Duke Gardens are absolutely gorgeous. My only complaint is the lack of parking. Perfect place for pictures or a nice walk if the weather allows. We were there in July and didn't last more than 20 minutes because it was so hot. If you're...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tarynthetiger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a leisurely walk as the grounds are quite spacious.Even in December we still found quite a few flowers in bloom.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paula W
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vanessaa703
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Response from 1014jgj | Reviewed this property |
Yes there will be. Hope you enjoy your visit!
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Amy C
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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
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