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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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Great Way To Spend a Morning

There is so much visual stimulation here that you could easily kill half a Sunday. And if you have family in town and have no idea how to entertain them? Bring them here. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There is so much visual stimulation here that you could easily kill half a Sunday. And if you have family in town and have no idea how to entertain them? Bring them here. It's divided into sections if you have specific tastes or limited time. Don't skip the gift shop and be wary of parking fees! I love horticulture so... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Bautiful garden, and very good to walk, running. But that's all. Not very unique. This garden may be good choice, if you have opportunity to visit Durham or Laleigh. But I don't recommend to make a plan to see itself.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The gardens are beautiful year round. Go there for a picnic, a walk or just to think. Whatever the reason, you'll leave feeling better than you did going in!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited here during a family get together. Excellent place to walk around and explore nature, even though it was January and not a lot of flowers blooming, but the foliage was very nice.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I had thought I would see very different botanic garden but it is not. There are various kind of plants but all are green.. :) It is a good place to see around if the weather is good. cause at a rainy day I will not suggest to go there. They also have car parking area just inside.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are such an oasis in the middle of the city. The facilities are well maintained, the gardens are beautiful!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love visiting Duke Gardens. You can enjoy this peaceful, oasis in the middle of Durham year round and enjoy it. It is usually full of visitors but you never feel crowded as there are plenty of quiet corners to tuck in to. It can be very busy in the Spring which makes parking a challenge and you must pay... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My favorite time is the spring when so many many trees and bushes are in bloom, but it is beautiful at all times of the year. There are many different areas with formal flower gardens, Japanese area, native flower areas. Picnics are allowed. Parking can be a hassle during peak (spring) times, but they now have an accessory parking lot... More 

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Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Even though most of the garden was enjoying a winters rest it was still a beautiful place to walk around. Entry to the garden is free but you pay for parking. The garden is adjacent to the beautiful campus of Duke so the entire area is lovely to visit. A popular spot in Durham with lots of photo opportunities!! Enjoy!!

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Washington DC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
53 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Second visit (and third) was better than the first! We've not been here when things are in bloom but it is an amazing place. Lovely winding walking trails, nice visitors center and overall pleasant family outing.

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