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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 33 attractions in Durham
Type: Gardens
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Irvine, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Beautifully maintained gardens with attractive architectural features, such as pergolas, fountains, ponds, and terraces. Although in mid-April, only the tulips were blooming mightily, but they sure put on a great show. All along the many well-kept paths, I saw little and big plants labeled carefully and consistently, even the ones hardly peeking out of the ground. I was told the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We were visiting friends in Durham when they recommended we come and visit, since one of our friends is a grad student at Duke. There are literally thousands of tulips, carnations, roses, and countless other flowers that I do not even know the names of here. There is a wonderful, large koi pond, too. We came during spring, so I... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Nearby on business, a coworker and I decided to drive through the Duke campus just to take a look. By chance, we spotted the color of the flowers and blossoming trees through the greenery and opted to park and walk through. WOW! What a beautiful place. It was a warm spring afternoon and the sun was just starting to go... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A beautiful oasis on the Duke West Campus. Spring and summer are especially beautiful, but there are always wonderful things to see and enjoy. Every time you go you can see new things, take new paths and feel the peace there. The Gardens are suitable for all ages.

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous garden! Visit any time of the year, but Spring is just unbeatable. The trees and flowers are just magnificent and the architecture is really very well suited and interesting. And you are right off of Duke's West Campus, if you are in town for a visit to the university. Only downside is the lack of real eating... More

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to spend the day enjoying the beauty and variety. I recommend going as often as possible.

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a place to go to relax and de-stress. Many different kinds of flowers in bloom, children playing, people reading books, or just walking and looking.Very well kept and many additions added each year. This is a must see for visitors as well as residents.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful garden memorializing the late Sarah P. Duke. The gardens are very large, and feature water, bridges, impressive seasonal floral displays, and rare trees and shrubs. The vistas are breathtaking.

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Walking the garden enjoying the warm and sunny day with the family. We brought our on lunch and blanket and pulled cooker with drink and had a little picnic on the lawn and that was awesome for the grandchildren.

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springfield, ma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stunningly beautiful place for a stroll. My son loved so much he proposed to his wife there. Great place for photos.

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