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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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Duke Gardens is a must see.

Beautiful grounds with fountains and koi pond. Went there with friends and just wanted to stay there all day. Lovely walk through colorful gardens and each turn was even more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds with fountains and koi pond. Went there with friends and just wanted to stay there all day. Lovely walk through colorful gardens and each turn was even more beautiful! Loved it!!

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Thank Evelyn Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and so peaceful. The views are absolutely breathtaking. They take such care of each and every inch of these gardens. If you can think of anything close to what heavens views would look like it would be here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great gardens to walk through. The Japanese garden is especially nice. The lake supports geese and lotus pads. The gift shop sells plants and other garden related items. I have been to the gardens in different seasons and fall and spring are especially captivating. I enjoyed this more than Butchart Gardens.

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this attraction in early spring and there was plenty to see. There are flowers, plants and trees of every description and it provides a very nice and peaceful walk with nature.

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durham, nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in Durham and visit the gardens at least once a week. It's my favorite place to walk. Beautiful in every season, the gardens are always changing. Lots of plants and flowers are labeled, so it is educational along with being inspirational and fun. Great place to picnic or relax with book. Children are welcome, as are dogs if... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love strolling through these beautiful gardens. I often take out of town visitors to the gardens to share a time of peace and good conversation.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely lovely even in August. There's something for everyone. Water features, flowers, landscape architecture. Very peaceful and great exercise.

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Roslindale, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad we stopped here while visiting Duke University. These gardens are impeccable and so thoughtfully planned. The Koi pond with lily pads was my favorite spot!

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been by here in a while but it is well worth a visit. Great location to take photos for special occasions. Takes about an hour to stroll through the gardens.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duke Gardens are a lovely place to relax with some shade in sunny North Carolina. It is especially fun to bring a book and relax by the duck pond in the Asian Garden. They are also starting to have Pokemon Go events here for you Pokefans.

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