About Duke Gardens
More than 300,000 visitors from all over the world visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens annually. Admission is free, and we are open from 8 a.m. to dusk 365 days a year.
Please see our "visit" page for information about parking, directions, accessibility and other topics. Please see our "rentals" link to plan your meeting or special event at Duke Gardens. We hope you will also consider coming to a class or public event at Duke Gardens. You can learn about opportunities on our education and public programs page. And if you would like to join our volunteers who help in myriad ways at the Gardens, please check out our volunteer page.
The Gardens receives approximately half of its operating budget from Duke University and depends upon donor gifts for additional support.
If you're interested in donating to Duke Gardens, please see our Friends of Duke Gardens page. Thank you!