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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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Gardens of excellence

Great gardens to walk through. The Japanese garden is especially nice. The lake supports geese... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
Beautiful and peaceful!

Visited this attraction in early spring and there was plenty to see. There are flowers, plants and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great gardens to walk through. The Japanese garden is especially nice. The lake supports geese and lotus pads. The gift shop sells plants and other garden related items. I have been to the gardens in different seasons and fall and spring are especially captivating. I...More

Thank lsobel
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited this attraction in early spring and there was plenty to see. There are flowers, plants and trees of every description and it provides a very nice and peaceful walk with nature.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I live in Durham and visit the gardens at least once a week. It's my favorite place to walk. Beautiful in every season, the gardens are always changing. Lots of plants and flowers are labeled, so it is educational along with being inspirational and fun....More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love strolling through these beautiful gardens. I often take out of town visitors to the gardens to share a time of peace and good conversation.

Thank birdshomenest
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely even in August. There's something for everyone. Water features, flowers, landscape architecture. Very peaceful and great exercise.

Thank TexanMamasita
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Glad we stopped here while visiting Duke University. These gardens are impeccable and so thoughtfully planned. The Koi pond with lily pads was my favorite spot!

Thank MrsColleen
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I haven't been by here in a while but it is well worth a visit. Great location to take photos for special occasions. Takes about an hour to stroll through the gardens.

Thank Bobvilas
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Duke Gardens are a lovely place to relax with some shade in sunny North Carolina. It is especially fun to bring a book and relax by the duck pond in the Asian Garden. They are also starting to have Pokemon Go events here for...More

Thank Estella G
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful...need more handicapped services for those unable to walk the gardens. Due to the limited access for Handicapped we were only able to see limited viewsMore

Thank giisyr
DukeGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting and writing a review. I completely understand what you are saying. Although we don't have wheelchairs available, we do offer guided trolley tours during the week (Tues-Fri) from March to November. Please give us a call sometime and...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Lovely place. If you want to see duke this is one thing you should view. Beautiful from start to finish

Thank ppowerhousee
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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
Asha S
18 May 2017|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
Early April.
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