We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Address: 426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
Phone Number: 919-684-3698
Website
Improve this listing
98%
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Durham
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

Hotels near Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Write a Review

752 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    613
    125
    9
    5
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bradenton
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Highly recommend going during the spring to see all the colors of the flowers. It is a very large area so take your time and enjoy the view.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Every visit is a new experience. Always amazing how things are planted for the seasons. Be sure and see the Japanese gardens.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is no admission fee, but in peak school hours they charge for parking otherwise there would be no parking. North Carolina has more flowering trees than anywhere I know of. If you manage to time it in Spring when they are blooming it is awe inspiring.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a lovely garden walking distance from Duke University Medicine Circle. The fish pond with water lily is the highlight. It's a great place to take a slow stroll and enjoy the quiet and peace. The place is nicer in spring, summer and fall than the winter.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durham, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

beautiful gardens and water features, wildlife. Turtles, ducks, geese, many birds and fish. Walking trails, picnic areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful gardens, perfect place to have a picnic lunch, spend times with the children and just enjoy nature.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You can walk around in this beautiful setting seeing natural fauna and some in which the duke gardeners work tiressly to maintain seasonal beauty! You can play, picnic, hang out with friends or take some beautiful photographs in and around the gardens! Lovely way to just get fresh air and enjoy natures beauty!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great in any season but spectacular when azaleas are blooming. Just a wonderful place to relax and get in touch with nature.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely place to unwind and enjoy nature. I have been going here since I was born! It is always different depending on time of year. Great for solo visits, couples or families!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful area, great place for a quiet stroll and relaxing visit. Parking easy and walking was bit up and down hill on a gravel path (no so good for wheelchairs) but a lovely afternoon in a peaceful place

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sarah P. Duke Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Sarah P. Duke Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sarah P. Duke Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?