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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 Must See in Durham

We go to walk through Duke Gardens about monthly. It’s a wonderful way to spend an hour or a whole... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Beautiful any time of year

These extensive gardens are there to impress you and seduce you any time of the year. Even in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bobby J
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We go to walk through Duke Gardens about monthly. It’s a wonderful way to spend an hour or a whole day. The gardens are beautiful. Visit their website! Then visit the gardens! Highly recommend!

Thank J W
Reviewed 4 days ago

These extensive gardens are there to impress you and seduce you any time of the year. Even in the dead of winter, Sarah P. Duke Gardens will enchant you. It's truly the jewel of Durham. My favorite time of year, however, is when the tulips...More

Thank Bobby J
Reviewed 4 days ago

These gardens are majestic and well taken care of, and they are vast enough that you can wander through them for hours. A must-see in Durham.

Thank elleoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Duke Gardens a while back with some friends. Great time, beautiful landscaping and was able to chat on benches and get some great exercise! Definitely would return!

Thank Alexis G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Durham in the Spring, Summer, or Fall, be sure to check out the Sarah Duke P. Gardens. From Roses to the Tea Gardens, enjoy a beautiful walk through a variety of local and foreign trees, flowers, and grasses. And its free!...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Duke Gardens are a highlight of Durham. Beautiful any time of year, its well-traveled by locals and visitors for its lovely landscapes, easy trails, and occasional concerts. Kids love to run the open spaces and visit the chickens and vegetable gardens. Something for everyone,...More

Thank durhamgsms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a central park like no other in the heart of the Duke University campus. Trails, seasonal flowers, ponds, open space, meditation areas, a tea house, picnic deli in an old stone garden house, and a gift shop. A must see for Durham visitors.

Thank Adventuretad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Duke Gardens should be part of every visit to Duke University at any time of year. Even in December, some plants have pods or flowers. The views are great with the leaves off the trees. Spring in the gardens is gorgeous, as are summer...More

Thank cpenny61
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

I come here almost every other week. “Nothing to see in the winter. “ Not true. I found the garden beautiful and attractive every time I am here.

Thank lshengd
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Several different kinds of gardens--all beautiful. Take a picnic and a blanket and enjoy nature! My favorites are the Japanese garden, the rose garden, and the terraced gardens.

Thank JaneR495
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Bridgette T
20 May 2017|
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Response from DukeGardens | Property representative |
The gardens themselves are open from 8 a.m. to dusk. But the visitor center (which includes restrooms, an info desk and a gift shop) is open from noon to 5 p.m. The gift shop is closed in January and February. There are also... More
Asha S
18 May 2017|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
Early April.
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