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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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Great stress escape

Walking through these beautiful gardens was a great escape from the stress of having a family... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
ginphaze2
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Beautiful gardens on the Duke campus

The gardens were beautiful. There were walking trails and stops to view flowers. The gardens were... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Jeff T
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Owasso, Oklahoma
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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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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Walking through these beautiful gardens was a great escape from the stress of having a family member hospitalized. Duke University Hospital is a top notch medical facility, but when a family member is hospitalized it is re-energizing to take a walk at the nearby Sarah...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The gardens were beautiful. There were walking trails and stops to view flowers. The gardens were well arranged and provided lovely places to sit and relax as well as decent walking trails. They are well maintained and have some great spots for pics.

Thank Jeff T
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

And enjoy a meaningful stroll around the beautiful gardens. We love coming mid-week on a warmish day. Perfect for a free date / picnic / "you see honey I'm making an effort" kind of a day.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is always a special place to visit, especially for me, in the spring. I have never seen so many peonies in bloom. The gardens are a soothing setting for mediating on God's goodness and the beauty of His handicraft. I love visiting Duke Gardens...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very scenic....absolutely beautiful place. Easy parking. A perfect outing for "something to do" - for example we were in town & while waiting for one of the breweries to open, we came here & enjoyed a nice walk along the gardens. You could get some...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I have visited the Duke Gardens a number of times over the years and they just keep getting better and better. This time, despite unseasonable cold, I was floored by the number of plants already in full Spring bloom, with both flowering trees and bulb...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous! A great place to pack a picnic and spend the day. There are various types of gardens from farming to water features and English to Asian Gardens. Spring is especially magical

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Durham native, but long gone from there. Another part of my memories growing up in Durham. Went on outings with family and friends. A very beautiful and serene place to be. Always loved the goldfish. The travel timeframes are limited. I have not visited this...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have seen a lot of gardens worldwide, but this one is definitely in the top 10. Go and spend a few hours strolling among the expansive carved out areas of bliss. I went on a rainy day and it couldn't have been more perfect....More

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Even on a chilly day in March the sun Peakes through the clouds Ron make our time at the gardens amazing. We took lunch and sat on one of he benches and enjoyed he myriad flowers and blooming trees.

Thank Kristen H
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Yes, they are. I visited a few days ago and it's beautiful out there. It's a perfect time to visit. -Chris
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they are occuring now!!!!
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They definitely take credit or debit cards! I have used mine every time I go there. You follow the prompts on the kiosk screen. They even have you put in your license plate number (so have that handy) and send you a text... More
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