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Sarah P. Duke Gardens


420 Anderson St
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-3698
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Photo of Deidra Deidra
May 19, 2023 5

This place is such a beauty to behold! You literally feel like you enter a place of enchantment. There's various gardens with different themes. Many places to sit and enjoy your surroundings during your exploration. The gardens are massive, so rest areas are great! There's workers riding golf carts who you periodically see to answer any questions and give directions. Definitely an amazing experience.

Photo of mustafees khan mustafees khan
Apr 19, 2023 5

I visited Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. The gardens are expansive, with over 55 acres of beautifully manicured grounds to explore. Right from the parking, the entrance of the gardens, and once inside, I was able to find my way around and locate the various points of interest. The maps are easy to read and provide helpful information about the different areas of the gardens, including the different types of plants and flowers on display. Among many other gardens, I really liked the iconic Rose Garden or the serene Japanese Garden. There is also a gift shop at the entrance. The gardens are located in close proximity of the chapel and walk on the boulevard leading to Chapel will surely be something to cherish for years to come.

Photo of Arvian “Sparkles” Duval Arvian “Sparkles” Duval
Jun 5, 2022 5

As part of a day of celebration for my daughter’s birthday, my family and I decided to visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. There is no cost to visit these gardens; however, there is a parking fee of $2.00/hr. There is parking available at the main garden entrance area as well as a designated overflow area. Parking could be a bit limited so carpooling is a great idea, and the bus also runs there These gardens provide a serene atmosphere, beautiful sceneries, a peaceful and relaxing environment, and the opportunity to see some wildlife. There are also great areas for a picnic. I would recommend that you give yourself at least 2 to 3 hours to explore all of the grounds as it is huge and requires a lot of walking. We had a marvelous time and will visit again. What a great way to start a birthday celebration!