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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Address: 426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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+1 919-684-3698

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I have visited these gardens on numerous visits to the Durham area. It is a great place for any age. We took our preschool granddaughters there and we had a lot of fun. Our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lynn T
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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made a quick stop here on a visit to the area, and I'm glad we did! It was nice to walk around even for a little bit and see the beautiful set up & flowers. We did have to pay for parking, but it wasn't too bad. Would definitely recommend.

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Nashua NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love a garden? This is a must visit garden, especially in the spring and summer. Every visit to the area should include a stroll thru the garden, or a quiet 'sit' with a book.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited these gardens on numerous visits to the Durham area. It is a great place for any age. We took our preschool granddaughters there and we had a lot of fun. Our favorite part was the fish pond.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens many times. It's open 365 days a year and has free admission. You only pay a nominal fee for parking. I take anyone who visits me to this garden, and they all love it. It's easy to walk through, however it has many "off the beaten path" paths that take you to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning garden. The formal bowl garden in the center -- the iconic tiered garden -- is beautiful. But due to many improvements over the past 20 years or so, it now represents just a small part of the gardens. It is adjoined by many other gardens and parklands. The Asiatic section alone includes a lake, contemplative paths... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we visit Durham where our daughter attends college, we always fit in at least a walk through Duke Gardens. There is always something to see no matter what time of year you visit. And the gift shop is always a fun place to gather a few gifts.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what I can add to all the stellar reviews already published here. Duke Gardens really is as beautiful, mesmerizing, huge, and wonderful as everyone says! It's really difficult to fathom just how big it is until you've seen it. I have been to many botanical gardens all over the world, and this is one of the best!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to walk and relax and enjoy natural beauty. We want to come back in the spring and summer.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to conquer the whole of the garden before our tour of the campus, but just couldn't do it. There are so many details, so many little areas to explore, comfy and shady benches for you to sit, so many picturesque groves, and so many flowers. It was truly extraordinary!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing visit, just myself and my 18yo daughter. We were both completely taken in by the beauty of each and every area. Great Walking! Beautiful Flowers!!!

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