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Something different every time of the year

There is always something blooming here, and it's always worth the trip. They have fairly extensive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
StarGazerB
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Carrboro, North Carolina
Beautiful view while exercising

Spring gardens were beautiful to experience with grandparents and our family. Some walkways pavers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tina B
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is always something blooming here, and it's always worth the trip. They have fairly extensive japanese gardens complete with an arched bridge and tea house. They cut the wisteria back, but it's still a highlight at the top of their formal terraced garden. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spring gardens were beautiful to experience with grandparents and our family. Some walkways pavers, gravel, uneven if anyone with mobility concerns We enjoyed the variety of wildlife and flowers in the themed gardens. Trees provide shade on hot sunny days

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in February, so obvious many things were not “in season”. However, the Gardens were still very pretty and we ended up with a 75 degree day. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jpperry77
Reviewed 1 week ago

be aware that most of the paths are uneven ground with steps making it difficult to navigate with a stroller or someone with walking challenges. We had a good time just sitting on the many benches.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go there to take pictures of anyone. Security will harass you and charge you an outrgious fee. Classes are not welcome with out payong a fee either. Duke Gardens is all about only the money. Very sad.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marathonman27704
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit every time that we are in town. Beautiful all year long. This time actually left credit card in parking machine and they got it back without our having to stop the card. Awesome. Great place to walk and relax.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bobmR839FX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Year round awesomeness. I try to go on any nice day we have here in Durham. A real asset to the community

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sonofmike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been awhile since coming to Duke Gardens, but I love the renovations and my grandson enjoyed the fountain, lakes and ducks!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PickyVegetarian2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

sadly i went during winter so it wasn't that nice. but it's a quite place and nice for a walk or a run.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank itsmaryjay
DukeGardens, Public Relations Manager at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback, @itsmaryjay. Spring and fall are definitely our peak seasons, but we do have lots of lovely plants and other features to enjoy in the winter and summer, too. We are working toward reshaping our visitor entry experience so that we can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area to visit - especially with friends from out of town. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Have been many times.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim C
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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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