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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Address: 426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
Phone Number: +1 919-684-3698

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My family&I had a nice time .Fall is here the trees are beautiful .Will return in the summer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Winslow, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family&I had a nice time .Fall is here the trees are beautiful .Will return in the summer! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoox

Thank love2travel002016
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is well kept, clean and beautiful. The gardens have nice colourful flowers and a lot of green areas to sit, rest and enjoy nature. Walking around is easy and not too long, for elderly people to enjoy it. If it is a nice day (not too cold or too hot) you can spend the entire day, walking, having... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If the weather is on your side, make sure that you take time for a visit or picnic. Nice walk for us and so much to enjoy. Even though it was November, some flowers remained. Foliage was stunning especially for those of us who don't live in a place where fall colors are common.

Thank Connie B
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a very well designed and groomed arboretum with ample id information tags. We strolled through traditional, native, and Japanese gardens with late fall colors, and wisps of fallen leaves. This is an exceptional southern collection of plants. It is adjacent to Duke University's main campus with its English Gothic Architecture and a recently restored grand chapel.

Thank Ray S
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Y'all. This was stunning. What a treasure and a truly not-to-be-missed experience if you are in town. It was a little chilly and rainy, and I still was head over heels for the place. Quiet and lovely at every turn. I would definitely go back and spend more time here.

Thank friedpixie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous! Fall colors and some flowers still blooming at Thanksgiving. Plan two hours if you want to see it all...more if you're gonna linger. Like a smaller version of Butchart Gardens. And free!

Thank Lee N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful garden. The season is long in Durham too, so there is still a lot to see, even in November.

Thank Seba L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are breathtakingly beautiful. Truly spectacular. Definitely worth a visit! I would love to come back and see them in every season; even in late Autumn, there was still so much color and life. Here's my travel tip: make sure you know where to park. We ended up paying $4 to park at the Duke Hospital center.

Thank OHsoccermom5
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sarah Duke Gardens are truly wash in color: most of the trees are in different stages of flux, from yellow to orange, to full on red!! For one living in a more temperate climate where trees stay green, it is such a thrill to see Mother Nature at her very best! The gardens are in different sections, reflecting the... More 

Thank DeeDee3579
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing range of plants and flowers spread over a wide expanse. Great for wandering around but also perfect for a picnic.

Thank Andrew B

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