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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 Beautiful Spot

A beautiful spot on the Duke Campus. It is a great place for pictures (although I heard they now... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
robertaS299PA
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Durham, North Carolina
Well worth a few hours walk

We were in Durham for a wedding and wanted to do something easy and enjoyable. The gardens fit that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
452Mariarosa
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Norfolk, Virginia
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
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“japanese garden” (41 reviews)
“koi pond” (39 reviews)
LOCATION
426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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+1 919-684-3698
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"beautiful garden"
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"japanese garden"
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"koi pond"
in 39 reviews
"native plants"
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"full bloom"
in 26 reviews
"spring and summer"
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"year round"
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"different areas"
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"water features"
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"few hours"
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"visitor center"
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"couple of hours"
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"spend an afternoon"
in 19 reviews
"walk around"
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"flowers"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful spot on the Duke Campus. It is a great place for pictures (although I heard they now charge if they are professional pictures). A nice relaxing spot in the city of Durham.

Thank robertaS299PA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Durham for a wedding and wanted to do something easy and enjoyable. The gardens fit that esp in May. Everything was in bloom, the displays were well-marked and it is free except for parking. Go early and enjoy.

Thank 452Mariarosa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve heard about this place for years and always wanted to visit- will definitely be back! What a perfect little oasis - beautiful place with beautiful plants and flowers and nooks and crannies to disappear into!

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large garden in which you could spend hours walking. There are different sections for Asian gardens, native plants and more. Pro tip: Go after 5pm and garden is free. Note that the Japanese tea house closes at 3 pm. Overall, a Great place to...More

Thank JamesSMc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were beautiful on a beautiful day Thank you to the staff and The university for haveing this wonderful place to relax and spend time with family

Thank GOPDOG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were blown away! This is perfect place to spend a morning. Lots of walking paths, kid friendly, and free!

Thank Bzzz82
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled through the gardens on a rainy day and was not disappointed! They were beautifully manicured and arranged. The trails were easy to navigate and marked. We were sad the red bridge in the Asian gardens was closed for construction but overall it was...More

Thank Cecelia W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely landscaping, and flowers and walking paths! It is like being in an alternative universe of beauty! Go, enjoy!

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to spend sometime just walking around and checking out a beautiful park, then this is it. Does have a tendency to get crowded on holidays. Most any Saturday you can catch a glimpse of a wedding. Always beautiful. I’ve been many, many...More

Thank NotToCrazy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the privilege of touring the gardens on a recent visit to Durham. It was a little early in the year so many of the flowers were not in bloom, but the gardens are well planned and quite beautiful!

Thank susan s
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PinkuWay
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Chris V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are. I visited a few days ago and it's beautiful out there. It's a perfect time to visit. -Chris
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suesgroup
April 5, 2018|
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Response from jgpetry | Reviewed this property |
they are occuring now!!!!
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Iris L
March 15, 2018|
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Response from sept28gm | Reviewed this property |
They definitely take credit or debit cards! I have used mine every time I go there. You follow the prompts on the kiosk screen. They even have you put in your license plate number (so have that handy) and send you a text... More
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