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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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A beautiful oasis in the city. The gardens are beautiful and the price is right! Pack a lunch, or... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Syracuse, New York
Give this garden some time to enjoy it

Duke Gardens is a public garden that is free to visit but you will need to pay to park. The garden... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Carrboro, North Carolina
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

A beautiful oasis in the city. The gardens are beautiful and the price is right! Pack a lunch, or bring a water bottle. Great stress relief and perfect for a little exercise and appreciate the natural beauty.

Thank SULady_13
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Duke Gardens is a public garden that is free to visit but you will need to pay to park. The garden is quite large and there are many different areas of varying styles so please give it at least 2 hours to see it. A...More

1  Thank g0christine
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The gardens in June are delightful. The gentle scent of magnolias wafts in a cooling breeze. Vivid colours of flowers entrance the eyes. The lush grass invites slumber. A relaxing respite in a busy university area.

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Spent a couple hours at the Duke Gardens and enjoyed the self-paced walk. It is a beautiful garden that is well laid out, with many hidden areas with inviting benches and views. Pay attention and find the carnivorous plants-they are very cool! Bring sunscreen, bug...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a beautiful property with parking lots that are well-planned. The gardens are awesome. Great place to stroll, and very romantic. I was there on Memorial Day holiday 2016, and unfortunately the main building and gift shop were closed. I would go back again....More

Thank AlanG1211
Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you enjoy horticulture, stop here! Many different flowers, trees, plants in bloom. Fountains, ponds, statues. A large grassy area for a picnic or for kids to run around. Located by Duke campus. Pack sunscreen and good walking shoes. Very well kept gardens.

Thank BuckeyeLady81
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Sarah p. Duke gardens is the summation of both Jardins des Plants and The luxumbourg in Paris, France. Of course it forefoot have everything the luxumbourg has, but it is elegant and beautiful. A person could easily loose himself in a place like the Duke...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

If visiting Duke University make sure to to visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. You will need minimum of at least an hour to walk through the gardens. Serene and beautiful. Extremely well maintained. People were napping on the lawn and others were simply enjoying...More

Thank Pdesai03151960
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

You could literally spend HOURS wandering through these beautiful grounds. Wonderful way to spend a day.

Thank Carrie V
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Dense and thick foliage all around. Beautiful gardens all around. Lots of variety of trees and plants. Very nice for family with kids. I suggest go after lunch and spend the time till dusk over there. Relax in grass or in benches.

Thank Surya S
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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 qmiller1 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the year/spring weather. But typically spring which in this region is usually sometime in April. It could be late March or late April/early May.
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