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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
+1 919-684-3698
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So many trails, you will always see something new

This is one of the best places in Durham and well worth a trip. No matter what time of year you go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
xilabow
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Durham, NC
Huge beautiful gardens

Wonderful gardens. Varied themes in four large sections. Well maintained paths. Admission is free... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bob F
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Asheville, North Carolina
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
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LOCATION
426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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+1 919-684-3698
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best places in Durham and well worth a trip. No matter what time of year you go you will find something blooming. They keep adding gardens and trails so even after ten years of regular visits, it is never the...More

Thank xilabow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful gardens. Varied themes in four large sections. Well maintained paths. Admission is free but pay for parking, modest $1 per half-hour. Great place for photography and families. Children can enjoy the outdoors.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I visited the Duke Gardens on a warm October afternoon. It is well laid out and in many areas very beautiful,. My favorite areas are the Asian Gardens and the Steps.

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens and although it was autumn there was plenty to see and enjoy. Its the sort of place where there will always be things to see and enjoy as the seasons change. Particularly loved the new Japanese Garden - an oasis of...More

Thank TravelledTheWorld01
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are beautiful, informative and well-tended. You have to pay to park there, and need to guess how long you'll be (the first time I went there I estimated two hours and it was not enough) or you'll need to walk back to buy...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Duke Gardens is one of those places that Durham natives usually know about, but not everyone has visited. I, however, grew up visiting it, and still as an adult enjoy going back. It's beautiful to walk around in any season, but summertime is the best-...More

1  Thank Meredith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Duke University and were told by locals that exploring the gardens were a must. Indeed, this is true. A beautiful oasis. Lush. The varieties of coleus alone are worth the visit. A pond with koi fish. A curious new branch sculpture. Peaceful. Surprisingly...More

Thank D5937WNcharless
Reviewed 1 week ago

We never thought to visit this garden during our frequent work trips to this area, but bad internet at the hotel forced us to explore and he decided to visit here. What a beautiful garden!!! Parking on campus is a bit of pain but the...More

Thank knowmyhotels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly magical place to take the kids not a place where you going to play on things but they can enjoy the beautiful landscape. perhaps sit in the grass on a blanket with snacks and read some books while enjoying the beauty of the...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a very big garden with lots of things to see in it. You can spend hours and probably not see everything. Recommend to visit. You have to pay for parking unless you park somewhere else and walk. Its super cheap as well its like...More

Thank Emanuel M
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Bridgette T
21 May 2017|
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Response from DukeGardens | Property representative |
The gardens themselves are open from 8 a.m. to dusk. But the visitor center (which includes restrooms, an info desk and a gift shop) is open from noon to 5 p.m. The gift shop is closed in January and February. There are also... More
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Asha S
18 May 2017|
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24 March 2017|
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Response from DukeGardens | Property representative |
The South Lawn in the Historic Gardens is the best location to settle in for a picnic in Duke Gardens. Another beautiful and spacious gathering space is the Fisher Amphitheater, also in the Historic Gardens. We ask that... More
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