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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Address: 426 Anderson St, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
Phone Number: 919-684-3698
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There is a great variety of flora if you are interested in gardening or plant science. It's nice for a quick stroll, lunch, or hanging out. When I was there a band was rehearsing... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a great variety of flora if you are interested in gardening or plant science. It's nice for a quick stroll, lunch, or hanging out. When I was there a band was rehearsing in the stadium portion. It was fun to listen to them as I walked through the park.

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Thank Bethany B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I attended a wedding that took place there this summer. Being among those that like to plant and see things grow, we enjoyed seeing all the blooming flowers and healthy plants. It does make a great back drop for a wedding, as well. There were several taking place that same day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter, grandson and I spent around 3 hours here on an extremely hot day. Each part was special as a stand alone, and together, breathtaking. The roses were unusual varieties. A volunteer met us a second time on our journey and took us to the Asian and White Gardens. The perennial garden is unimaginable beauty. I would love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a lot to do, a lot of wildlife to see. I went in a group and staff was informing us about the flora and fauna in a fun way!

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Thank Landon S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Sarah P. Duke Gardens a few times and we absolutely love it. It is such a gorgeous place to walk around or just sit, relax, and enjoy the serenity. Parking is convenient and reasonable ($2 per hour - payable with cash or card at a machine in the parking lot) and the visitor center is nice with... More 

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Wallingford PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a very hot and humid day and my daughter was recovering from a medical procedure so we took the wheelchair. Unfortunately, most of the gardens are not wheelchair accessible so we did not see much. She was able to visit the "white garden" which was lovely. I wish that the visitor center had places to sit and... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every season offers something different. I work nearby so love to bring my lunch and have a walk. It gets really crowded on weekends or when there are events such as weddings or concerts, so I like to check the event schedule before heading out --especially on a weekend if I am bringing out of town guests.

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Duke as an undergrad. While dropping my son off at camp, thought I would swing by the Gardens as a bit of a blast from the past. Wow! My only regret is that I didn't have more time to stroll. Beautifully laid out. So many species. Such wonderful structure. I was a very proud alum. Find time... More 

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Thank gigisan01
Ephraim, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only got through one section of the gardens, but it was extremely beautiful. So worth the visit and it's FREE! Don't pass this one up!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely place to go for walks and relaxation. There are lots of gardens along the many paths, There are plenty benches and grassy places to sit and enjoy the beautiful nature or to read when you get tired of exploring. There's a tea house though I have never been at the right time to attend the ceremony/gathering. Be sure to... More 

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