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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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This is a really beautiful place, every path you take is filled with flowers, trees, shrubs... read more

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Joyce B
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

So pretty. So many types of plants and flowers. There were some areas that were so picturesque... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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Reviewed today

This is a really beautiful place, every path you take is filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, beautifully landscaped. Each season brings new beauty. Find a peaceful place with a bench and just sit and enjoy for a bit.

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So pretty. So many types of plants and flowers. There were some areas that were so picturesque that they didn't even look real. Lots of gazebo, bridges, rocks, water to explore. The bamboo was neat. 3 and 11 year old thought it was neat. I'd...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed yesterday

More plants and beautiful arrangements than most gardens in the U.S. Quiet, peaceful, solitary, and a pleasant walk through nature.

Thank Docc1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're anywhere near Duke, you should visit this amazing collection of gardens. We enjoyed walking the paths and our boys loved running around the temporary art works.

1  Thank Caylalynes
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Sarah Duke gardens are lovely anytime, but particularly in the Spring and Summer. Different sections of the gardens have different kinds of habitats and plants, everything from North American carnivorous plants to a Japanese-style moss garden. There are also small lakes with turtles and...More

Thank Bliggens
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful way to spend an afternoon Stop at the reception center for a map to make the best use of your time. That is where we learned how you can make a short – 15 minute - diversion to visit the chapel and walk around...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place! My kids ranging in age from 17-6 all enjoyed strolling through the gardens. I would highly recommend a visit!

1  Thank Emily_Jane_144
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The flowers and sculptures are beautiful. Best time to go is spring and summer. There is so much to see, I have never been able to see the whole thing both times I have been there. Great place to stop and walk around Duke campus...More

2  Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed strolling for 90 min through a small portion of the gardens. It would be easy to spend another hour or more here. We went to the Historical gardens section. The red Iris Bridge is a great spot for photo ops!...More

Thank Sheamus0104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many different types of garden types in one. Large size and density of plants makes knowing where you are a challenge even with map. Really unfortunate that there is not a garden cafe that is reliably available. The small cafe was not open on a...More

Thank Earl H
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Bridgette T
What time are you open on sundays?
21 May 2017|
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Response from silverlakes4 M | Reviewed this property |
I believe they open at 8:30. Hope this helps. Enjoy!
Asha S
Best time to see tulips
18 May 2017|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
Early April.
Where to picnic near or in duke gardens?
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