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Wish we were there a little later in spring

It's already beautiful. I can only imagine how incredible it will be with everything in flower... read more

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pheasley
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Great place to visit when in Durhan

This Garden is full of nooks and trails..great for the family. Easy to walk. All kinds of plants... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

It's already beautiful. I can only imagine how incredible it will be with everything in flower. This is a must visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pheasley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Felicia D
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful tulips in the spring. Great places for children to play hide and seek, look at flowers and walk winding paths.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rgalleries
Reviewed yesterday

Duke Gardens is one of the most popular gardens in Durham. You can hold private events (weddings) if you plan far enough in advance. There is not bad time to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nina C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time taking photos of the print bloom, when the season moves closer to summer it gets even better !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Flyin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visit Duke we always make a point of walking the gardens, rain, shine or snow. Its a great place to unwind.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Annie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank applefishuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens are definitely worth a stop. We visited on a rainy day, but the slideshow pics were delightful to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FionaSue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
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