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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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A warm spring day and a visit to Durham brought us back to these gardens and we were not disappointed! Even the two older grandchildren enjoyed all the brightly colored flowers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States
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Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

A warm spring day and a visit to Durham brought us back to these gardens and we were not disappointed! Even the two older grandchildren enjoyed all the brightly colored flowers and the peaceful surroundings. It takes a good two hours to see it all, three would be better. It can get warm so water and sunscreen are needed although... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It was a fairly warm day, but the Terraced garden was in all its glory - truly beautiful display of happy flowers. Take a bottle of water with you as it can be a bit warm. Allow yourself a couple of hours. We took a little picnic lunch and ate it in partial shade on a bench seat - we... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to get tired before you have seen all of the wonderful flowers this place has to offer. I couldn't see everything in one day, but fortunately I was house-sitting in Chapel Hill for a week and could drive to Durham for a second visit. I think the Japanese garden is especially beautiful, ideal for sitting beside the pond... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The gardens are gorgeous and very well maintained. It's a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. The Tulips were in full bloom when we were there but the perennials weren't and they will be shortly.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We came here after my daughter toured Duke. Beautiful gardens. She ran her workout here and I walked. Heard beautiful bells of Duke Chapel as basketball team came home. Special day! Free..just have to pay parking up until 5 PM.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were at Duke Easter Weekend. The gardens were GORGEOUS!! Tulips blooming, trees blossoming, and fish swimming in the pond! A perfect atmosphere for pictures and walking!

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Seaside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After traveling from the cold, brown and even snowy northeast (Boston, MA, Princeton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA) we arrived a couple of days later to SPRING in Durham, NC. The colors at the Duke Gardens were were rich and fragrant on April 3rd when we most recently visited! We were dumbfounded by the beauty, which was shared by countless other... More 

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east coast
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here after touring Duke University. We found the garden to be beautiful and the ground was big. The spring flowers were blooming (daffodils, tulips, and more). Many people were out enjoying ball, picnic, running around on the lawn. The lawns and trees were well manicured. There was even a koi pond. We checked out the Asian garden with... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Since I was a child I have visited these beautiful gardens every Spring. While weekends can be quite crowded with parking lines, normally you can still find a perfect little spot to throw out a blanket and have a nice picnic. Perfect just relaxing, people watching and kids to run.

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maryland, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We strolled around this well-cared for garden for about 1 and a half hours and didn't cover it all. Even though Spring was just beginning to sprout, there was much to be seen. The landscaping was varied, from pond with Koi to sweet bridges over streams, hills and forested walks--quite varied. It's also a busy place, with people walking their... More 

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