Here are some of the photos (the best photos) of when I visited the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden located inside of Duke University.
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture and community engagement.
The gardens are widely recognized as a premier public garden, providing extraordinary visitor experiences, horticultural artistry, leadership in conservation, and innovative programs. It plays a vital role in the life and values of Duke University and is a respite from the ordinary in a welcoming and beautiful setting.
- Beauty: The gardens are nature-inspired artful expression.
- Excellence: We model excellence in horticultural practices and display, public engagement and sustainability.
- Inspiration: We lift our visitors’ spirits, touch their hearts and engage their minds.
- Integrity: We act ethically, inclusively and respectfully in our relationships.
- Sustainability: We conserve our resources and model best environmental practices.
- Inclusiveness: We connect diverse communities representing Duke, Durham and visitors from around the world.
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens consist of approximately 55 acres (22 ha) of landscaped and wooded areas at Duke University located in Durham, North Carolina. There are 5 miles (8 km) of allées, walks, and pathways throughout the gardens.
The gardens are divided into four areas:
- Historic Core and Terraces
- H.L Blomquist Garden of Native Plants
- William Louis Culberson Asiatic Arboretum
- Doris Duke Center Gardens (including the Page-Rollins White Garden).
The gardens are a memorial to Sarah Pearson Angier Duke, mother of Mary Duke Biddle and wife of Benjamin N. Duke, one of Duke University’s benefactors.