Duke Gardens are in Bloom

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens are alive with blooms!  One of the premier gardens in the United States, Durham is blessed with an inspirational place for solitude, discovery, inspiration, and meditation.  Often referred to as "the crown jewel of Duke University", Duke Gardens covers 55 acres of Duke's west campus. 

With over 300,000 visitors a year, it's a top area attraction.  Admission is free!

Duke Gardens Fountain

Duke Garden Flowers

Water Lillie

Hours of Operation

The Gardens are open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to dusk. Parking information is here.

The Doris Duke Center hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Please also see our Terrace Shop and Terrace Cafe hours.

The Doris Duke Center is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving holiday (the Friday following Thanksgiving)
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve


If you have a question in advance of your visit, please call the Information Desk at 919-684-3698.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens Website