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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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A calm, peaceful and beautiful place to walk around and enjoy nature! Nice for a picnic...or just meditating

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A calm, peaceful and beautiful place to walk around and enjoy nature! Nice for a picnic...or just meditating

Thank Emilia2244
Cary, North Carolina
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Duke Gardens is one of the most beautiful places on earth in the spring. From the flower gardens to the ponds to the amazing trees and open fields - this place is beauty.

Thank hasullenger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great gardens! Well laid out! Highly recommended. We visited in February and a lot of flowers were not in bloom. Must be gorgeous in spring

Thank David D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can walk on trails through the woods, walk over a bridge across a lake, watch the koi swim around in a pond, or simply lounge on the lawn. There is so much to do at Duke Gardens, and I've been going for years. Now that I have two young children, it will be the perfect place to let them... More 

Thank Melissa H
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing display of plants beautiful flowers. Peaceful, great place to study. Great place for weddings . This is.a must when you are in Durham

Thank jeanncnc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

wonderful fun city. Bathroom ban in North Carolina will keep me from coming back. Raleigh an Durham great cities but politics have moved them back in the dark ages. take a hint from California.

Thank Kate T
Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit all times of the year and the best part is it's free Nothing could be better! Thanks to all of the talented volunteers who help make the Gardens special!! The gift shop is a must as well. perfect place for a wedding too.... 👰🏾

Thank SammyB2008
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a short time to spend, it was nice, what we saw, looking forward to a return trip, when the gardens are in bloom. before 5, the cost is $1 for each half hour, my question, is what if you pay for say an hour, and you run over your time? that's a bit concerning to me...

Thank gailr57
Durham, NC, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is so beautiful. There is a vast variety of flowers of all colors. Birds enjoy the atmosphere as well. A walk through this garden is serene, peaceful, and relaxing. Try to go in the spring before the heat of the summer.

Thank davesenel
Blacksburg, VA
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located quite near to Duke University Hospital, Sarah P Duke Gardens is a beautiful, and beautifully maintained, garden with lovely fountains, ponds, and garden buildings i.e. Gazebos) scattered throughout. The paths meander quite pleasantly. The downside is that it is not really handicapped friendly as most of the walking areas are not paved making movement using walkers quite difficult. Wheel... More 

Thank pattynjay

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