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All reviews japanese garden koi pond beautiful garden 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
Beautiful gardens. Plenty of walking trails, lots of ducks and other waterfowl in the Asian Arboretum. There is a native plants section to represent the flora of NC from coast to mountains. Most of the gardens are easy walking and accessible.
This is one of my favourite place in Durham.Each season the staff changes the flowners. Every time when I walk in there is like I am in a fairytale.My boyfriend and I,go there often,around sunset.Also if you are more of a picnic folks,you can get...More
The gardens are a really cool place to relax while taking a walk around the Duke University campus. It feels like you are far out, but the gardens are located in between the west and east campuses. The gardens are free and they do a...More
We were in Durham for a medical visit to Duke University Medical Center. During a tense and tiring day we went for a walk and found this lovely spot. Even though it was winter the plants, trees, hedges and other horticultureal items were lovely. Looking...More
This place is something out of this world! Very beautiful place and very polite staff! A lot of students around. Japanese garden was something very special. A lot of trails in the garden will make your adventure even more interesting.This whole place is real MUST...More
This place is very beautiful and peaceful. It makes you feel like you are in another dimension. If you love flowers, then this is the place. There are so many varieties of flowers here to enjoy. I absolutely loved my visit here.
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!