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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Address: 426 Anderson Street, Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708-0341
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Lovely!

Simply a lovely, beautiful magical garden. So much to see, just breathtakingly beautiful. The only issue was that parking was a bit difficult. But that's to b expected, when... read more

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Larchmont, New York
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Larchmont, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply a lovely, beautiful magical garden. So much to see, just breathtakingly beautiful. The only issue was that parking was a bit difficult. But that's to b expected, when visiting over Easter weekend. Other than that, loved it!

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were passing through overnight, on the way home from vacation. I discovered this gem by reviewing Trip Advisor (thank you fellow reviewers!). We could have spent hours, but a short visit worked just fine! Parking was limited but don't let that discourage you!! Take a camera and ENJOY! Amazingly beautiful gardens! Thank you to the benefactors and to the... More 

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College Park, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the gardens many times. Always a wonderful experience because things are blooming at different times. Beautifully designed and landscaped. Walking trails all over. Golf cart tours available for a modest fee with advance reservation.

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Viera, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really beautiful gardens and well-maintained grounds. Worth a drive for out-ot-towners. Kudos to the staff!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sarah P. Duke Gardens offers a tranquil and beautiful environment to visitors...and to some wedding couples. Lovely gardens & busy around Easter & the summer months. Go see it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This stunning garden is located on the Duke Campus. Very family friendly, great for a relaxing walk anytime. The flowers are out, and are beautiful. Many ponds with cute koi fish. Gazebos to sit in and relax. A must when visiting the Duke University Campus. Also many paths to walk along. The garden is big so many different plants to... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there over Easter weekend, and it was fabulous ! We actually went on a guided tour, and our guide added a lot to our experience. You certainly can just walk the gardens by yourself, for free ! There is so much to see, and it is always changing, so going back multiple times a year is a must !... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is extremely pleasant to walk through the gardens! There are thousands of beautiful flowers to look at and many paths to walk around on! Many people choose to bring a blanket and set up a picnic! Great for families!

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NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very well done park. We always enjoy a visit here on a nice day. Everything you expect in a park- lots of walking trails--green lawns and flower displays that change with the season- Free

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Durham on a nice day you really should visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Chapel. Bring a bottle of water and some comfortable walking shoes. Plenty of benches and shade trees to rest. Some steps so wheel Chairs will be tough going. They have hours that you can bring dogs. Restrooms by the Chapel are... More 

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