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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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Simply Gorgeous - A must see when visiting Durham.

We were in Durham for daughter's graduation from Duke so had a chance to see the Garden. Has a tremendous variety and of course lots of things in bloom in May.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alex P
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North Garden, Virginia
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North Garden, Virginia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Durham for daughter's graduation from Duke so had a chance to see the Garden. Has a tremendous variety and of course lots of things in bloom in May.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably this is one of the Best Natural Garden in NC. The natural looks and structures are well preserved. The front office is really helpful. Just visit for the info and a guide map. They will explain you in detail. There is no entry fee as such and no charges for amateur photography. But professional photo shoot will require permission... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must visit if you are in Duke! Such a quaint, peaceful and pretty garden. Great for solo, couple and family visits. You could spend hours just looking at the surroundings and get mesmerized!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was absolutely gorgeous! It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with my family. I took tons of beautiful pictures. It was an excellent free activity.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adjacent to Duke University campus. Parking is not free. You will have to pay at an automated pay station. There is a small gift shop near the parking lots. Within the grounds there is a small cafe. Check the website for hours. There are public restrooms near the gift shop and near the cafe. The open lawns can be packed... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a very hot afternoon we walked a portion of the gardens until the heat took it's toll on us... The gardens are large, 55 acres, well laid out and mapped and have hard and gravel walking paths... The heat and lack of rain has some areas stressed but overall this is an outstanding garden...

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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love to go to this place it is absolutely beautiful. You should definitely visit if you are in Durham.

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Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, when driving up in the area, I grabbed my camera and started to shoot some pictures. I was like a child running around amazed with the butterflies. The area is very beautiful this time of the year. Great picture site. Love it

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the gardens many times, most recently with my adult daughter. The gardens in the spring are at the most beautiful. The collection of roses is stunning near the entrance. I especially like the way it is divided into distinct areas highlighting different horticultural styles. Has a nice little cafe tucked away in the garden and the gift... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a walk with nature, catch live entertainment, or sit a soak the sun! Duke Gardens has been a family favorite since my daughters were little and we lived 10 minutes away. The award-winning roses alone make this a memorable hot spot to visit for outdoor fun. As of late, the parking is no longer free, so don't come 'empty-handed.'... More 

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