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Beautiful gardens to walk around or picnic or cut through to visit Duke since it’s easier to park... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Beautiful gardens on Duke's campus. The flowers in bloom are always gorgeous and a great place to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cary, NC
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful gardens to walk around or picnic or cut through to visit Duke since it’s easier to park there then on campus

Thank dce929
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens on Duke's campus. The flowers in bloom are always gorgeous and a great place to take guests and family. I always like strolling through the garden and then up to the chapel. Parking is easy, there are restrooms, and it is one of...More

Thank Katladyunc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s free organized & educational . Lots of if different kinds of mums flowers, organizers are friendly and approachable. Looking forward to upcoming events. The only complain is the parking is expensive, $2.00 per hour.

Thank Leony L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Duke Garden as usual is also beautiful and serene. Walking the grounds gives you a great appreciation of nature and the plants that are native to the region.

Thank lp068
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Compares favorably with most botanic gardens we have visited. We recommend using a docent. Garden changes dramatically by season.

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The gardens were beautiful to walk around in and were not too busy. Parking was two dollars an hour, so not too bad. They also have a gift shop and clean bathrooms.

Thank 910alexis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My children and I have been going to Duke Gardens for years. We always enjoy our time running around and feeding the ducks. Sometimes we pack our lunch and eat on a blanket while we enjoy the absolutly beautiful scenery!

Thank Delilah F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our cousin and wife, both Duke graduates brought us here on a afternoon outing. What a treat and resource for the university and surrounding area! Though a little past prime the color was still good and the grounds were nicely laid out and easy to...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful gardens in which you can spend several hours strolling and contemplating. Wonderful sight for pictures. The Japanese garden has been greatly expanded over the past few years and is worth seeing T

Thank russell w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful gardens set at Duke University. If you can visit the visitor center and they have golf cart tours twice a day. Especially good if you have difficulty walking.

Thank Marva B
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Amy C
August 6, 2018|
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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
DogHouse D
July 21, 2018|
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Response from MGracie2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is open everyday to dusk.
DogHouse D
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Jodi P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, actually quite popular Seems dawn to dusk.