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Toured prior to a DUKE music program.

Toured prior to a DUKE music program & walked about an hour enjoying the diverse flora from all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
donnanwill
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Always a "go-to"

Unlike other parks of the Duke University complex, the Gardens offer parking! Have been here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barnetjb123
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens are a beautiful place to be with nature in a controlled environment. Be sure to go when the plants may be growing and in bloom but the gardens are a good place to hang out anytime in good weather. The only flaw in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Toured prior to a DUKE music program & walked about an hour enjoying the diverse flora from all over the world.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank donnanwill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unlike other parks of the Duke University complex, the Gardens offer parking! Have been here several times, it's a great place to take visitors, family, children, etc. and it's free! The gardens are expansive and well-adorned offering many exotic plants most of them labeled and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barnetjb123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Duke gardens are always lovely, peaceful and a nice walk. Interesting nature and birds as well. Best in spring, but great year round.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tonytaibi1
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful and beautiful garden. You cannot belive all the different plants and the settings they are in

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Denise H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place during any season is very serene. I enjoy walking around, listening to the sounds of nature and during the spring and summer smelling the aroma of all of the flowers and blooms.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Inspire762326
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Duke Gardens are absolutely gorgeous. My only complaint is the lack of parking. Perfect place for pictures or a nice walk if the weather allows. We were there in July and didn't last more than 20 minutes because it was so hot. If you're...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tarynthetiger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a leisurely walk as the grounds are quite spacious.Even in December we still found quite a few flowers in bloom.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paula W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We try to catch the best garden wherever we travel and we’re not disappointed by the Sarah Duke gardens on the campus. We caught beautiful fall color from their mature Japanese maples and beautiful azalea and camellia blooms as well. Great for a lovely walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KennethT1693
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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vanessaa703
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Response from 1014jgj | Reviewed this property |
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Amy C
August 6, 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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