About Duke Gardens

COVID-19 Update:  Duke Gardens has begun a phased reopening, with phase 1 limited to Duke students, faculty & staff with a Duke ID, timed ticket and symptom monitoring. We do not have a date for phase 2 at this time. Read more here.


More than 600,000 visitors from all over the world visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens annually, enjoying its 55 acres of specialized gardens in the heart of Duke University. Admission is free, and we are open from 8 a.m. to dusk 365 days a year. Our address is 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC, 27708.

Take a virtual tour of Duke Gardens and beyond.

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.

Please see our Awards & Honors page to learn more about the world-class horticulture and programs at Duke Gardens.

Duke Gardens receives approximately 30% of its operating budget from Duke University. The rest comes from people like you, who value all that the Gardens has to offer to the Duke and Triangle community, and to visitors from around the world. We thank you for your appreciation and support. If you're interested in donating to Duke Gardens, please see our Friends of Duke Gardens page. Thank you!

Duke Gardens Staff

Board of Advisors