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Visit the Sarah P.

Duke Gardens

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
May 26, 2001

Much of the Gardens is located in a valley that the planners of Duke University in the early 1920s hoped to turn into a lake. Due to lack of funds, the idea of a lake with elegant fountains was abandoned and the first plants at this site were made in the early 1930s, a result The Sarah P. Duke Gardens today consists of three major parts: the original Terraces and their immediate surroundings, the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, and the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. There are five miles of walks and pathways throughout the gardens.

Gardens Within the Gardens

One of many bridges

Quite Paths

View of Duke University

Japanese Gardens

Reflection Bench

Another Bridge
  The Full Pergola