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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a delightful surprise. I almost cannot believe that I've visited the Duke Campus once before without having stopped here. I think that, as a parent at that time of a prospective admission,other matters caught our attention on an all too brief visit. Ironically, here I was, some 12 years later, getting back to this campus as a sidebar... More

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Cheektowaga, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We spent a nice afternoon strolling the gardens - in July, they were in full bloom and butterflies were everywhere. Even if you are a casual gardener, just looking for an after lunch stroll, or taking the kids for a little nature adventure, the gardens will fill these needs. It was quiet and beautiful. Parking is very reasonable and admission... More

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orlando
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292 reviews 292 reviews
64 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Do not miss these gardens while in Durham. Duke University has a beautiful campus, and these gardens only add another dimension to it. There is a reception center with a helpful information desk receptionist. There also is a little garden cafe, where you can choose a picnic lunch and eat at a little table in the back, listening to a... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was one of the last recommended places to us, and we took a chance. We figured it would be small and we'd be done quickly. It was so beautiful! We went on July evening when it was cool and because all the blooms are out. We were there on a night with a concert, so all the locals had... More

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NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great, free place for a walk, hanging out. Take your kids. Love this place. Parking is fine, good gift shop and bird watching as well.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Duke Gardens were absolutely lovely! I had beautiful weather, which made the walking pleasant. Just a little further past the gardens you can discover Duke campus and the Duke Chapel. Walking through the campus made me feel like I was walking around Hogwartz (for fellow Harry Potter lovers!). There are many photo ops throughout the gardens; I especially like... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are stunningly beautiful. Superbly laid out with a remarkable variety of plants, this is a special place. I went to the Visitor Centre first and the member of staff I spoke to was informative and enthusiastic. If you're in Durham, you have to come here!

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The gardens on Duke's campus were incredible. Made for a great way to spend a couple of hours. We enjoyed our time. If you go in July, be prepared for the heat.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a wonderful place to stop and smell the roses! There are so many places within the gardens to wander, sit, reflect, or just enjoy the fine collection of labeled flora. Beautifully maintained, the gardens offer a wide variety of plantings from Asian to native species all beautifully landscaped. Parking is free Sunday mornings until 1pm and the gardens never... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Take your time and enjoy all the gorgeous colors, scenic landscape and peaceful atmosphere that abound at these gardens! It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon and appreciate nature!

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