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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Address: 426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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+1 919-684-3698

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Peaceful & Serene

This is a well-kept garden with a beautiful view. We walked, stopped to sit awhile, then walked a bit more. The atmosphere was peaceful and calming. Great backdrop for photos... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Durham
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Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a well-kept garden with a beautiful view. We walked, stopped to sit awhile, then walked a bit more. The atmosphere was peaceful and calming. Great backdrop for photos, as well....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful gardens in the US without paid admission. Serene and family friendly. The thought and planning that has implemented into this beautiful space is admirable.

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place you come when you need to see some beauty. This is the place to come when you want to walk. This is the place to come when you want some ideas for your garden. This is the place to come with friends and family. This is the place to come with out of town visitors. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Son is attending Duke so we visited after Christmas. The Sarah Duke gardens were very impressive. The gift shop was not open, but the gardens were. The number of different plants in the garden and the way they were displayed was beautiful. The reflecting pool and the wide open grassy area added a lot to our visit. Will go back... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a quick stop here on a visit to the area, and I'm glad we did! It was nice to walk around even for a little bit and see the beautiful set up & flowers. We did have to pay for parking, but it wasn't too bad. Would definitely recommend.

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Nashua NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love a garden? This is a must visit garden, especially in the spring and summer. Every visit to the area should include a stroll thru the garden, or a quiet 'sit' with a book.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited these gardens on numerous visits to the Durham area. It is a great place for any age. We took our preschool granddaughters there and we had a lot of fun. Our favorite part was the fish pond.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens many times. It's open 365 days a year and has free admission. You only pay a nominal fee for parking. I take anyone who visits me to this garden, and they all love it. It's easy to walk through, however it has many "off the beaten path" paths that take you to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning garden. The formal bowl garden in the center -- the iconic tiered garden -- is beautiful. But due to many improvements over the past 20 years or so, it now represents just a small part of the gardens. It is adjoined by many other gardens and parklands. The Asiatic section alone includes a lake, contemplative paths... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we visit Durham where our daughter attends college, we always fit in at least a walk through Duke Gardens. There is always something to see no matter what time of year you visit. And the gift shop is always a fun place to gather a few gifts.

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