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All reviews japanese garden beautiful garden koi pond native plants spring and summer year round different areas water features few hours visitor center gift shop couple of hours walk around flowers bloom picnic paths
This Garden is full of nooks and trails..great for the family. Easy to walk. All kinds of plants and stunning flowers as well as a hands on learning center. The bridge over the pond was a nice treat and a great back drop for photos....More
Such a nice range of plants and trees, and not so overwhelmingly big that you feel like you're missing things. Good for a day out with children, they may not enjoy all the plants but there are several points to play or sit and have...More
There is always something blooming here, and it's always worth the trip. They have fairly extensive japanese gardens complete with an arched bridge and tea house. They cut the wisteria back, but it's still a highlight at the top of their formal terraced garden. The...More
Spring gardens were beautiful to experience with grandparents and our family. Some walkways pavers, gravel, uneven if anyone with mobility concerns We enjoyed the variety of wildlife and flowers in the themed gardens. Trees provide shade on hot sunny days
Response from DukeGardens | Property representative |
Hello Amy - Please pardon our delay in replying. As others have noted, we have 2 parking lots inside our main entrance at 420 Anderson St. Parking is $1 per half hour from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you want to head straight to the... More
Hello Amy - Please pardon our delay in replying. As others have noted, we have 2 parking lots inside our main entrance at 420 Anderson St. Parking is $1 per half hour from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you want to head straight to the koi pond, try to park in the lower lot past the visitor center, and enter through the Gothic Gates (there is an info kiosk there with maps). You'll go down the entry allée, pass the rose garden and fountain, continue straight ahead (the path veers left a bit), down the perennial allée, pass the Blomquist gatehouse on the left, and when you see a large concrete medallion on the ground, the pergola leading into the Terrace Gardens will be on your right. Go down the steps, and the koi pond is at the bottom. If stairs are a challenge, there's an ADA accessible path leading down to the rose garden, and you can take at right turn at the Blomquist Gatehouse and go left at the end of that path. That will lead you to the bottom of the Terrace Gardens. We also offer walking and trolley tours. See the "visit" tab on our website for info. We hope you enjoy your visit!