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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 82%
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  • 66%
    Art & Design Lovers

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  • Sarah P. Duke GardensPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Dec 23, 2013

    These gardens are decent enough, although some parts seem to be suffering from neglect. The gardens are free but the parking is run by the Duke Campus and follows the same rules. Buy a parking ticket for $1 per 30 minutes.

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  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
    travel33
    4 Jul 25, 2012

    A really nice garden to take a stroll. My favorite is the goldfish pond with all lily pads. It was so cute!

    If you want to take a picture with a nice background, there are so many areas you can choose from.

    The garden is a nice place to relax.

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  • Sarah P. Duke GardensPro 2014
    Alex L
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    5 Jul 03, 2012

    It's impossible to spend time here without feeling at least 8.4% better. You can feed ducks and swans in the pond, smell dozens of different kinds of flowers, wander through the native and non-native plants, or just lay down for a picnic. In the summer, they host Friday evening concerts on the lawn. Bring a picnic, or buy some snacks there.

    Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers
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  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
    Melissa M
    5 Sep 11, 2013

    4 seasons of beauty. Not to miss.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    joscelin diaz
    5 Apr 14, 2013

    beautiful garden

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  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
    Sarah Kelley
    4 Dec 04, 2012

    Beautiful!

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  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
    Harvey Singh
    4 Jul 23, 2012

    Great place to visit anytime during the year!

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    5 Jul 22, 2012
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    5 Jul 29, 2012
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    4 May 10, 2013
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    5 Jun 02, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
11 members' reviews
565 people visited Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Description

Some 55-acres of property right in the middle of campus form the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, landscaped and wooded gardens that include a garden of native plants, an Asiatic arboretum devoted to East Asian plants, and terraced gardens in the Italianate style, landscaped originally by American landscape pioneer Ellen Biddle Shipman. The gardens are open every day of the year, but its operators ask ... read more
visitors to treat them like a living museum, rather than a park or a playground.

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