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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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Beautiful garden arangements.

Magnificent and vast garden displays. Beautiful grounds and evidence of new construction in progress when we were there. Everything is labeled nicely. The fact that it has free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Magnificent and vast garden displays. Beautiful grounds and evidence of new construction in progress when we were there. Everything is labeled nicely. The fact that it has free admission was a bonus.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous flora from all over the world. This is a great way to spend a relaxing sunny day. You can spend hours just wandering through the beautiful scenery. Admission is free, although you do have to pay to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Sarah Duke Gardens are both a Durham treasure and a gardener's treasure. The Gardens can be visited year round, yes, even winter when nature has receded! Volunteer gardeners are delighted to share their knowledge.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This garden is as stated by another reviewer a must when in the area. The arrangements of the landscape changes with the seasons so you'l never get bored. The assembly of colors from flowers , plants and shrubs is a pleasure to the eyes and at the right time the scents . Besides the center area there are also surrounding... More 

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Duke is known for so many great things but I wonder how many have missed seeing these gardens. This is a truly beautiful spot! Vibrant yet serene, full of lovely vistas, impeccably kept and a treat for the senses. There's even a terrific children's garden. I make it a point to visit the Duke gardens whenever I'm in Durham.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The is a must see stop if you are ever in Durham. It is so beautiful and relaxing. They have trails through the gardens that filled with the smell of sweet flowers. Love our visit and will be back with more friends and family.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pretty place but tried to make us pay for taking pictures while we were there. Probably won't go back

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Aurora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth the time to visit and free. Large enough to visit more than once. You can walk, ride a cart.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are so many different ways you can enjoy Duke Gardens. I've participated in beautiful weddings there, but my favorite way to experience the gardens is picnicking and reading on one of the many lawns. There are many different areas within the gardens, so it's rarely hard to find a quiet, shady spot to lay down and read and snack.... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I decided to take the walking tour with a docent. Carol was fantastic and the tour not only introduced me to the grounds, but the amazing plants and flowers. We also received a wonderful introduction and history of the gardens.

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