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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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New Bern, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful relaxing visit since most of our time involved the Hospital. Had our grand daughter she loved the ducks,fish, turtles

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Liked the informal, meandering pathways Disliked the lack of information given at the entrance we used.

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Beatrice
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The gardens were so pleasant. It was a pretty hot day when we walked through, but the shade was nice. There were benches to sit and observe the plants. The variety of roses really interested a member of our group who used to grow roses in the Northwest. There were lots of families there. The atmosphere was conducive to a... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Stunning garden and perfect for picnic or family walks. This garden is amazing you need more than 3 hours to enjoy the views. Perfect for taking pictures and learn about the garden history.

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We (husband, toddler, and I) first visited the Gardens in August, which was extremely hot. There is a lot of shade, but the NC humidity is intense, so our toddler wasn't too keen on strolling for a long time (although we went several times, taking visitors each time). However, when we visited in mid-September, the weather was perfect. There is... More

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stunning is the only way to even begin to describe these gardens .My wife and myself "do" gardens everywhere we go so for me to use the ward Stunning boy do I mean it . We looked did we look not a blade of grass out of place simply drop dead gorgeous. Oh as we said to live here and... More

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Vancouver BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The tour of the gardens is not to be missed!! There is so much history to the university and the Duke family!

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Matthews, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

These gardens are possibly my favorite in the whole world. They are stunning and the materials used are only the best (fountains, borders, stone work). I did not see any weeds either! The changing views, colors and terrain added an additional beauty and element of surprise.

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West Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Absolutely beautiful gardens! We spent about 90 minutes wandering around, and that was a perfect amount of time. It's so well taken care of, absolutely gorgeous in every way. Highly recommend this garden if you're in Durham for any reason.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A true gem. Beautiful, quiet with a variety of areas to explore. A treat for the senses. A great place to walk, or sit quietly by the pond in the Asiatic garden and watch the wildlife.

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