Duke University

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Garden and Park
Duke University - West Campus, Durham
  • Kaitlin T.
    "so many kinds of plants"(2 Tips)
    Jordan G.
    "Amazing place to go on a picnic or for a walk."(5 Tips)
    David H.
    "The Japanese Tea House is only open Monday - Friday."(2 Tips)
    Emily P.
    "Complete a Graduation Requirement"(2 Tips)
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  • Dan
    DanJuly 14
    Been here 10+ times
    It's my favorite outdoor park/gardens in Durham but a big beware to local photographers, Duke Garden wants your money even if you're not doing paid work so be careful and be sneaky when shooting.
  • Emma P.
    Beautiful park! Wear comfortable walking shoes. Best to go during "off times" during the week. It's very crowded on the weekends.
  • Debbie Y.
    Debbie YeeApril 14
    a beautiful and serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!
  • Roger S.
    Different zones mean you can travel the world in an afternoon walk.
  • Seungsik K.
    Seungsik KimMarch 20
    Must-visit in Duke university area. Good for every generation.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BergsteinJanuary 26
    Been here 25+ times
    A lovely free park to go for a stroll in
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaxterSeptember 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Sadly no more dogs are allowed starting Jan 1, 2017. Used to be a great place to walk my dog but sadly I won't be visiting anymore.
  • David H.
    David HeiserMay 11, 2016
    The Japanese Tea House is only open Monday - Friday.
  • Maria P.
    Maria P.March 16, 2016
    It's beautiful
  • h
    hFebruary 7, 2016
    Don't forget to pay for parking! Unless you want to pay a $20 fine 💁🏻🔫💥
  • Gleison S.
    Gleison SantosNovember 24, 2015
    Wonderful l,
  • Heather B.
    Heather BailiffOctober 30, 2015
    Beautiful place to walk, explore, or picnic.
  • Anays P.
    Anays PonceOctober 6, 2015
    The atmosphere is romantic
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TOctober 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Stunning and just covered with so many kinds of plants and beautiful flowers.
  • Lari B.
    Lari BarcellosSeptember 9, 2015
    Beautiful gardens and with a great energy for meditation and yoga!
  • Nalin B.
    Nalin BhardwajJune 16, 2015
    The gardens are nice for long walks and spending some time with nature...
  • Emily A.
    Emily AndinoJune 13, 2015
    Perfect for a picnic!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsApril 3, 2015
    No open container rules!
  • Camile R.
    Camile RoMarch 21, 2015
    Perfect if you're looking for a nice, good stroll
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrosecloseJanuary 6, 2015
    Amazing place to go on a picnic or for a walk. Absolutely beautiful.
  • Toshi T.
    Toshi TsuboiSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Japanese tea house is authentic, and typical of those used in traditional ceremonies. Consider yourself lucky if you have an opportunity to participate in a traditional ceremony there.
  • Montaha H.
    Montaha HidefiAugust 16, 2014
    i love the pond with all water lilies...
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlkhodairAugust 6, 2014
    Nice and huge gardens. Many kind of flowers there. The gift shop is really bad
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrimusMarch 15, 2014
    So many locations for family photos!
  • Yolanda N.
    Yolanda NicholeFebruary 3, 2014
    Bring a blanket and food for a nice picnic on the big lawn. Also bring balls for the kids!
  • John N.
    John NgAugust 20, 2013
    Get food for the waterfowl at the garden store! It's cheap
  • Suki H.
    Suki HAugust 5, 2013
    Watch the sunset at the park, amazing!
  • Psiyina D.
    Psiyina DavisJune 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the gift shop!
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LerzundyJune 8, 2013
    Parking is Free on weekends until 1pm.
  • Rose L.
    Rose LaneMarch 22, 2013
    Go on a warm day and lay on the quad to catch some rays. Bring a book and a blanket--or your dogs.
  • pbiwan
    pbiwanMarch 9, 2013
    Head down to the koi pond
  • Kim V.
    Kim VanderwallNovember 11, 2012
    Go look at the giant lilly pads on the pond. they are stunning!
  • Duke University
    Duke UniversityApril 18, 2012
    Duke Reunions 2012 - Visit the Duke Gardens to remember sunny days spent on the lawn with friends.
  • Duke University
    Duke UniversityApril 8, 2012
    Experience the beautiful 55-acre Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
  • Josh N.
    Josh N.March 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for a lunch date!
  • Jim K.
    Jim KalweitFebruary 28, 2012
    Great photography anytime of the year.
  • Liana L.
    Liana LauNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hang out by the terrace or have a picnic by the pons
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SteffenSeptember 16, 2011
    Great place for an inexpensive date, year round!
  • Duke University
    Duke UniversityAugust 30, 2011
    1st Big Weekend - Sept 1 - Come see "Happy Feet" 7:30-9:30.
  • Amy H.
    Amy HoganDecember 4, 2010
    Park in the bottom lot to the far right. Take the shortcut to the large pond
  • SL
    SLOctober 31, 2010
    parking is $1 for 30 min, 4hr max $8
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LaneOctober 10, 2010
    Take prom photos here! Or wedding portraits, if you're a little older.
  • Matteo G.
    Matteo GilebbiAugust 8, 2010
    Look for the Japanese house
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MoserMay 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Look for the ducklings in the big pond!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KozlowskiApril 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You don't have to pay for parking after 5 pm
  • Emily P.
    Emily PoplawskiDecember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Complete a Graduation Requirement
  • Olesya L.
    Olesya LobanovaApril 15, 2016
    Очень живописно!
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