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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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This is a must see attraction

Very few places are free and provide so much beauty. The plantings, buildings, and various gardens... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jartman65
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Duke Garden

Be sure that you have on some good walking shoes. My wife and I enjoyed taking the road less... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom K
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426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very few places are free and provide so much beauty. The plantings, buildings, and various gardens are gorgeous. The tea house is very romantic.

Thank jartman65
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure that you have on some good walking shoes. My wife and I enjoyed taking the road less traveled, and with so many paths, we did it over and over again. The bathroom was a disappointment, small, and not very clean on a Sunday...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duke Gardens are absolutely beautiful....It is a bit of beauty in an otherwise hectic city. You can take a relaxing walk while viewing the grounds....Great place for teachers to bring their classes for a field trip....

Thank N4333LEkathleenr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprising to walk through initially. The peacefulness, and absolute calm is incredible. It was my friend's favorite place to go to think. Glad he allowed us to join this time around. *Never got around to Reviewing... Went a few years back in late August.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to stroll through the garden and go in all the corners, there is something to see. The layout is very photogenic and lots of shade, water and pathways. Definitely recommend a visit. Entrance is free but you pay for parking - will...More

Thank thefrenchguy2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant attraction if you're in the Durham area and like botanical gardens. Over 50 acres with varied sections to appeal to a variety of tastes. And, you get a lot for free! It's all self guided and you can probably spend 2 hours to...More

Thank Rich N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh the gardens how I love the, if you didn't know the gardens you'd never think such a expansive, blooming gem sat right in the middle of Durham. So many different gardens, fountains, flowers, trees, plants, their pristine Lily pond with koi and frogs, the...More

Thank sweetsvirgo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place any time of the year. Ideal for all the family. You can easily spend an hour or more just admiring the flowers, taking pictures or just resting under a tree.

Thank mitiyitas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a Durham native I grew up in one of the Old mill houses with Duke Gardens which was in its infancy stages in my backyard. What an amazing opportunity I had to learn about plants, trees and native flowers. Later I became an environmental...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It does not matter when you arrive at Duke gardens be prepared for a feast for the senses. My favorite is the native plant garden, but the terraces are magnificent. Worth multiple visits to take in various seasons.

Thank Martha 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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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
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cwdigraz
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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