Sarah P. Duke Gardens


420 Anderson St
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-3698
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Photo of Linda Thorne Linda Thorne
May 14, 2019 5

I was a speaker on orchids to the Triangle Orchid Society. Staff was very helpful with sound. The grounds are amazing with lovely plantings. The front fountain is soothing in sound and mesmerizing to look at. I highly recommend a visit if you live nature and plants! They have a gift shop too!

Photo of Jim Weimer Jim Weimer
Jun 14, 2019 4

Wonderful gardens! Many time gardens are bigger than the staff can maintain... It's understandable the decide to give us more and more plants... When what you'd hope is for them to give you something about what a garden should look like. Something of how garden fits with the landscape... Fits with how we live.They're doing pretty good here. It feels like their a little over extended but on the whole they are able to manage a very large and complex garden.Good for them.

Photo of Ishika Bhattarai Ishika Bhattarai
May 5, 2019 5

It's a really nice place to visit with your family and friends. They a variety of different flowers and plants. They also have couple of lakes/ponds. It's a great place to send you weekend. You can also have a picnic there too. That also have a great parking lot, so u don't have to worry about not finding a parking. I really recommend people going there.

Photo of Wende Sanders Wende Sanders
May 10, 2019 5

This Garden was so beautiful! I loved the inspiration that I got from the variety of plants, from shade-loving to sun-loving. The Garden had beautiful water features and other Hardscape to provide beautiful backdrop options for photographs and just for hanging out! I thoroughly enjoyed going to the Duke Gardens this Spring & look forward to coming back during different seasons to see what beautiful flowers and plants are in bloom at various times during the year. Make sure to bring your camera if you come to this Garden, and give yourself time to just wander around. The sights, sounds & smells of this garden paradise are a true blessing to the Soul!

Photo of Amanda Hudson Amanda Hudson
May 9, 2019 5

Absolutely gorgeous - a must see when the flowers are in bloom and the weather isn't too hot or too cold. Definitely wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle, because there is a TON of natural beauty for you to take in. The guide at the counter when we went into the visitors center was extremely knowledgeable and worked with us to plan a visit that would take about 1.5 hours (and she was spot on). I am so glad we made the trip over here!

Photo of Caroline Martinez Caroline Martinez
Jul 4, 2019 5

It’s so gorgeous here! You must visit if you’re in the area! The many colors in the garden are mesmerizing 😍 it was my first time coming here today and I loved it! It’s a great place to go to enjoy time with family and friends. There’s lots to see & explore! It is also dog friendly between certain times. Parking is $1 for 30 minutes and they even provide maps to guide you through the gardens. There’s colorful birds butterflies and there’s lots of ducks and turtles along with fish! I will definitely be back!

Photo of Sarah Majors Sarah Majors
Jun 25, 2019 5

Such a beautiful place to visit! While parking has a fee visiting the Gardens is free to the public! It is a great activity to do when you're on a budget or if you just want to enjoy a nice day outside. The Gardens is family friendly with a massive variety of things to see throughout the Gardens. There is something for everyone!

Photo of Todd Peterson Todd Peterson
Jun 28, 2019 4

I'm from out of town. When the locals mentioned Duke Gardens, I thought there would be colorful plants and flowers. But everything was green. Everything was somewhat well maintained. The staff was friendly. But they were focused on improving the gift shop, rather than the garden itself. It was still fun, but the place should be called Duke Forrest. Given this, I still want to go back.

Photo of Avinash Gomes Avinash Gomes
Jun 20, 2019 5

really beautiful relaxing place. ample parking available but it might be all taken during nice summer days. They have different sections dedicated to different themes and they transport you instantly to that culture. Also please try out their ice cream bars, really delicious and healthy looking.