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Beautiful Formal Gardens

We have 3 big gardens in this general area and as a Horticulturalist and avid gardener I love... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Durham, North Carolina
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it is a great place to wander about. the only caution is to be careful of the mosquitoes that fly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yuanxi Z
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have 3 big gardens in this general area and as a Horticulturalist and avid gardener I love visiting all of them for their unique qualities. Duke Gardens is the formally done garden with beautiful rose gardens and statues, but still a great variety from...More

Thank jlh27713
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a great place to wander about. the only caution is to be careful of the mosquitoes that fly around.

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty great place to stroll and see the landscape and gardens. For being close to campus and city, felt like you were out in the country. Other than paying for parking, the gardens are free. Very nice exhibit!

Thank 61tmd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with the whole family to include two young kids. The garden maintained wonderfully and kept very clean. The venue allows you to bring your own food to set up for a picnic and even has a couple open fields for you to play...More

Thank Bernie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never seen a better garden to visit, and I've been to a lot of them. Very well maintained, and feels very natural. There are about 5 different areas with different styles, and all of them are great. You can walk through it quickly, but...More

Thank str8oz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens provide a peaceful break from the busy campus and community area. There is a huge variety of flowers, trees, and bushes. The ponds are relaxing. There are a variety of areas that display differing themes. Nice walking trails that are small rock with...More

Thank kdav123452017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

absolutely one of the best and most beautiful outdoor activities I have ever done. The gardens are just breathtaking - audible gasps and a full phone memory of photos that don't begin to capture the beauty. I just loved it

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife insisted we go, and since they allow pets until 10:00 am, I reluctantly gave in. Well I could not have been more wrong. The grounds were amazing. I am a civil engineer and have seen many great landscaping designs all over the world,...More

1  Thank CASE-JC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Durham for 11 years and this is still one of our favorite places to visit. The flowers are always changing so it is never the same. There is a pond with stepping stones going through the middle. Our kids really love...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful garden with places for the children to play as well as areas for sitting and enjoying nature. We love to go there as a family and the kids *2 and 4) beg to be brought there again and again.

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Amy C
August 6, 2018|
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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
DogHouse D
July 21, 2018|
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Response from MGracie2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is open everyday to dusk.
DogHouse D
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Jodi P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, actually quite popular Seems dawn to dusk.