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Trip Planner: USA / North Carolina / Durham / Sarah P. Duke Gardens
A living memorial, Sarah P. Duke Gardens showcases a collection of landscaped gardens. Over 100 flowerbeds with more than 40,000 irises blossomed in the gardens in 1935. These original gardens were washed away in 1936, but Ellen Biddle Shipman redesigned them into an area called the Terraces. The terraced greenery includes a variety of species that release heady scents into Duke University's campus air. This blossoming memorial is open to the public with 8 km (5 mi) of walkways that wrap around different plant life. PutSarah P. Duke Gardens into our Durham tour itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens reviews
Wonderful scenery no matter what time of year. Fantastic walking paths could keep you occupied all day long. Free to experience but sometimes the parking meters require payment and sometimes they...
Wonderful scenery no matter what time of year. Fantastic walking paths could keep you occupied all day long. Free to experience but sometimes the parking meters require payment and sometimes they... more »
Come, take a walk, read the labels and just drink in nature! Then have dinner at the Washington Duke.
Come, take a walk, read the labels and just drink in nature! Then have dinner at the Washington Duke. more »
It's absolutely stunning, and it's a fantastic spot for a scenic stroll and photography. There's a lot to see, so you'll probably need to come back a couple of times depending on your mood for a long, long walk. A beautiful body of water with this adorable red bridge is only a small part of the scenic beauty that this park has to offer. It's also completely free. ( Parking is only $2/hr) unfortunately gift shop was closed because of private even.
This botanical garden took me by surprise! It looks small from the road but it is quite large with plenty of walking paths. Even though it was moderately busy when i went it didn’t feel like it since there’s so much space to walk around in! All the flowers, bushes, and other plants are meticulously maintained and it truly is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I’ve ever been to.
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