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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Address: 426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
Phone Number: 919-684-3698
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Lovely, unexpected tranquility

In the middle of Durham it is a shock to come upon this wonderful garden, endowed by the Duke family. A lovely respite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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dana point, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

In the middle of Durham it is a shock to come upon this wonderful garden, endowed by the Duke family. A lovely respite.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The garden is such a nice place to go for a stroll- although we picked a hot day for it! I would go early in the morning or early evening in the summer time. There is not a playground, so it might not keep small kids entertained, but there is a fun, learning garden that kids would like.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What an incredible place, wow. This is THE one place if someone comes from out of town, that we take them. We go on our own occasionally, it's just that awesome. Beautiful, peaceful, stunning, relaxing, amazing ... those are just some of the adjectives that come to mind. When you think about the history that is this great university, the... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The gardens are extensive and very beautiful but for an added treat attend the Duke Summer Music Series held in the park. Excellent venue with fantastic entertainment. You can bring your own picnic or pick up something from their vendors. Alcoholic beverages are allowed. Chairs or a blanket recommended. But, even without music, the gardens are a must see when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not to say that you have to venture far to find trails at the Eno River State Park or other hiking / nature venues nearby, but the Gardens offer a chance to step into a collection of native and exotic species that you simply can't find anywhere nearby. Great for taking a stroll to clear your mind, hosting a barbecue,... More 

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Noth Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you visit Duke University, don't miss the Sarah P Duke gardens. When I have out-of-town guests, I always take them there. Why? First of all, it's beautiful and pleasing to the senses. There is always something blooming there so the sights and the smells are wonderful and uplifting. Second, there's plenty of clean fresh air and lots of places... More 

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My family really enjoyed walking around Duke Gardens. They were impressed with the variety of plants and the order of the garden. They took some great photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This garden is attached to Duke University. Like most gardens there are some really gorgeous views. Nice ponds and walkways. If you have time it is nice, not a necessity

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

These gardens are beautiful, especially in the spring and summer when all of the flowers are blooming. A great way to get outside, have a picnic and then explore Duke University. Plus our kids love exploring and the fish and just running around in general!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I attended Duke many years ago and always enjoyed studying in the garden. 30+ years later, the gardens are as gorgeous as ever and a must-see on any visit to Durham. Great to see the gardens are still popular and very well-cared-for!

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Address: 426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
Phone Number: 919-684-3698
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham

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