Getting Here

COVID-19 Update:  Duke Gardens is pleased to be open to the public again as of June 1. Read more about the phased reopening and related policies here.

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Street address: 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC 27705.

Walking

Duke Gardens has multiple walk-in entrances on Anderson Street, Flowers Drive and Yearby Avenue that are accessible to visitors walking from Duke's campus, off-site parking, bus stops or other locations. Please view the Gardens Map for entrance locations. 

By Bike

Bike racks are available at two entrances to Duke Gardens: in the parking lot on Anderson Street or at the Memorial Gate on Flowers Drive. Please view the Gardens Map for entrance locations.
Bikes cannot be ridden in Duke Gardens.

By Bus

Duke Campus buses (free), and GoDurham and GoTriangle buses all have stops at or near Duke Gardens entrances.

Duke Campus buses

Duke Campus buses are free. Please note routes and availability changes during university breaks, including summer.

  • The C1 and CSW/CSF stop at Campus Drive at Anderson Street is under 1/4 mile from Duke Gardens entrances.
  • The H1/H1T stop at Yearby St at H Lot (westbound only) and Trent Dr at Duke Clinic are under 1/4 mile from Duke Gardens entrances.
  • The LL  and PR1 stop at Research Dr at Duke Clinic is under 1/4 mile from Duke Gardens entrances.
  • The SWS and C1 stop at West Campus Chapel is under 1/4 mile from Duke Gardens entrances.

More information, including full routes and where you can access these buses, can be found on the Duke University Parking & Transportation website.

GoDurham buses

The 6/6b stops at Duke Gardens. Use the Flowers Drive at Duke Gardens stop.

The 20 stop at Erwin Rd at Fulton St (Duke University Hospital) is under 1/4 mile from Duke Gardens entrances.

More information and additional bus routes can be found on GoDurham Transit's website.

GoTriangle buses

The 400 (Durham-Chapel Hill) stop at Chapel Hill St at Gregson St is 1/2 mile from Duke Gardens entrances.

The DRX (Durham-Raleigh) stop at Fulton St at Erwin Rd (Duke Hospital Parking Garage) is under 1/4 mile from Duke Gardens entrances.

More information and additional bus routes can be found on GoTriangle Transit's website.

 

By Rideshare

The street address for Duke Gardens is: 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC 27705. For ease of traffic flow, please exit your rideshare in the drop-off lane in front of the Doris Duke Center.

Driving

Parking at Duke Gardens is limited. We encourage you to carpool and take alternative transportation when possible.
Duke University Parking & Transportation charges $2 per hour for parking at Duke Gardens.

From Chapel Hill and points southwest via 15/501

15/501 North toward Durham
merge right onto 15/501 Bypass
exit onto Hwy. 751 (a.k.a. Cameron Blvd.)
turn right at bottom of exit ramp onto Hwy. 751
proceed on Hwy. 751 to third stop light
turn left onto Duke University Road
follow Duke University Road to second stop light
turn left onto Anderson Street
after first intersection (Campus Drive), main entrance is 150 yards up on the left (a half-circle drive with stone walls)

From Raleigh and points south and east via I-40 & Hwy. 147 (Durham Freeway)

I-40 west to Hwy. 147 (Durham Freeway)
follow Hwy. 147 to the Swift Avenue exit
turn left onto Swift Avenue
pass one traffic light and proceed to Campus Drive (a four-way stop)
turn right onto Campus Drive.
proceed to first stop light and turn right onto Anderson Street
main entrance is 150 yards ahead on the left (a half-circle drive with stone walls)

From Greensboro and points west via I-85

I-85 North to Durham
exit onto Hillandale Road
turn right at the top of exit ramp onto Hillandale Road
continue on Hillandale, which will merge with Fulton Street at the Hwy. 147 overpass
proceed on Fulton Street to the Erwin Road intersection
turn left on Erwin Road
proceed to second stop light
turn right onto Anderson Street
entrance is about one-half mile up on the right (a half-circle drive with stone walls)

From points north and east via I-85

I-85 South to Durham
exit at Hillandale Road
turn left at the top of the exit ramp onto Hillandale Road
- continue on Hillandale, which will merge with Fulton Street at the Hwy. 147 overpass
proceed on Fulton Street to the Erwin Road intersection
turn left on Erwin Road
proceed to second stop light
turn right onto Anderson Street
entrance is about one-half mile up on the right (a half-circle drive with stone walls)