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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
919-684-3698
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Type: Gardens
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No Name Key, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

one of the best places Durham has to offer, highly recommend, it is best in the spring when flowers are blooming

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very special place!!! During the summer seams like a small piece of heaven. Perfect place to date, to bring family, kids or just to take s calm and quiet walk. I strongly recommend! !

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Boston
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

They told us at the Duke Gardens office that April/May was prime time but there seems to be something special blooming all the time. The classic layout design is formal yet easy to manage and visit each sector. Make sure your camera battery is fully charged as you will be using it a lot.

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Topeka, KS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had never heard of these gardens before a local resident said it was the first place we should visit. So glad we did. Make it a priority if you have the time.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting Duke Gardens in the Spring and Fall for 50 years and have watched as it has grown and become even more enjoyable. Wonderful place to visit during the week but if you make this a weekend outing, take your picnic and go early for brunch as crowds can get large and there is limited parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I live near the gardens and it's nice to go there because you never know what will be in bloom. It's great for couples and families (big lawn to lay down a blanket and enjoy a snack). We've brought our dog there with us too. A fun and laid back excursion for anyone living here or visiting.

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Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The gardens are great for a stroll or for young children to run around in at any time of the year. There is a big lake where ducks can be fed and a smaller one with lots of beautiful goldfish swimming. There are winding paths, many old trees, and large lawns as well as rose garden, perennial gardens, etc. most... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Duke Gardens were a real joy to visit. My daughter and I spend several hours on a gray day enjoying all of the color. The paths and gardens were immaculate and well planned. I greatly enjoyed the water features throughout as well. My favorite had to be the sculpted iris fountain. Just beautiful. The best part was it was... More

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Bulgaria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great, free place to visit on Duke's campus, right behind Duke's clinics! Enjoy a nice walk through the gardens.

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Bellingham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

When we visit family there, we like to eat at the little cafe near the meadow and then let the kids roll down the hills of the meadow. Wonderful that is free. Only negative--parts are diffifult with a stroller--check for a map at the bldg. by the parking lots which shows accessible paths.

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