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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Durham
Type: Gardens
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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to walk around and enjoy the wonderful work of nature and the helping hand of the gardening staff. They clearly must have a passion for their work and it shows!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This place is perfect for people who loves nature. Wow. Im impressed. I did not expected it to be this beautiful when i plan to come.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Duke Gardens is truly glorious - beautiful year round, with plantings that change by the season. During my time as a student here, it was an oasis of calm and serenity. I never miss a visit when I return to Durham. Always wonderful to walk the paths and stumble upon wedding parties taking photos mixed with students playing frisbee and... More

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Charlotte, NC
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138 reviews 138 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was really impressed with the design and plant life in this garden. Well worth a walk through but you need some time to really check everything out.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited here on a recent afternoon. Even though we live in the area we had not taken the time to visit the garden. We were very impressed. Many different flowers were in bloom. Everything had descriptions on signs so you knew what type of tree or flower you were viewing. The walk paths were very well done and many nice... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is definitely the most beautiful space that I have ever been in. There is always something in bloom and the Asian Garden is the best. It has pagodas and a bridge over a pond with all sorts of exotic waterfowl. This is a photographer's dream. They also have some exotic chickens in another part of the garden. I happily... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Beautiful gardens. give yourself a few hours to get through all the gardens and see everything, they are easy to walk.

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Atwater, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We struck up a conversation with a couple at the Duke Chapel; they were re-visiting the place of their marriage. They told us their reception was at the Duke Gardens. We drove to the Gardens and enjoyed a leisurely walk through the Gardens before heading over to the Piedmont restaurant for dinner.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As we travel, we love to see botanical gardens at locations all across the country. This is one of the best we've seen. No wonder brides want to have their bridal photos taken here! Color everywhere mixing the rainbow of colors of the flowers with the lush green of the gorgeous trees. Made me want to rush home at the... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I go here every so often, especially when the seasons change. It is very beautiful and there are lots of trails and walkways to take. There is also lots of wildlife, especially in and around the pond(s). My only gripe is the tea room, it has never been open when I have visited! But that is not why you go... More

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