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“Beautiful!”

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Ranked #1 of 75 things to do in Durham
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Lots of wedding photos happen here. It is a great place to spend the day with a quiet stroll. Can get busy on some days, making it difficult to find a quiet spot.

Visited September 2011
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Port Orford, Oregon
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“Lovely place to stroll”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Beautiful, not-too-manicured gardens adjacent to the main part of Duke's west campus, open to the public. Includes many native plants.

Visited January 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Lovely place for a picnic”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Duke Gardens is not very large compared to other gardens I have been to, but it is lovely. Lots of lovely backdrops for pictures and great places to spend an afternoon if the weather is good. There were lots of other people having picnics and playing frisbee on the Sunday afternoon we went.

Visited July 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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“Family Spot”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

B-E-A-UTIFUL is the word. Great for families and picnics. Duke University has also enabled the students to have wi-fi in the gardens so they may study surrounded by floral wonder.

Visited May 2012
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Plattsburgh, New York
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111 reviews
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“Stunning!”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Acres of outstanding beauty in every possible garden arrangement you can imagine. Many trails and wooded areas. Very well maintained.

Visited May 2012
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