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Perfect place for a picnic or a stroll

Beautiful gardens. Plenty of walking trails, lots of ducks and other waterfowl in the Asian... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GrandTour727053
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Nice place to stroll

Wonderful place to visit visit. Many plants and flowers. Nice place to stroll. On Dukes campus So... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GETigger13
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Thank GrandTour727053
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit visit. Many plants and flowers. Nice place to stroll. On Dukes campus So good location

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GETigger13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teodora Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EaglesFan27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don’t miss this garden if you are anywhere in the area. Multiple areas of different styles. Well marked , maps and trails throughout.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elyse K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Makho S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If touring Duke University, this is something you have to see while you are here. I was very impressed with Duke in general, and the gardens are an extension of the quality of that institution.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tampauro
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens to walk around or picnic or cut through to visit Duke since it’s easier to park there then on campus

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dce929
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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
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DogHouse D
July 21, 2018|
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Response from MGracie2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is open everyday to dusk.
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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.
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