COVID-19 Update:  Duke Gardens is closed until further notice. We do not yet have a reopening date.

This decision is in keeping with Duke University’s policies aiming to minimize health and safety risks to the Duke community and beyond, and to encourage social distancing to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This closure includes all indoor and outdoor areas. When we have a reopening date, we will post it here and in social media in advance of the date.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming visitors again in the future.

All information is subject to change on short notice. See more updates and advisories from Duke University at



Music in Your Gardens - Summer 2020

Duke Gardens is pleased partner with Duke Performances for the Music in the Gardens summer series. In light of Duke Gardens being closed due to health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke Performances is presenting an online series in summer 2020 called Music in Your Gardens, from July 1 to Aug. 19. For the full roster and more information, please see Duke Performances’ website.

Music in Your Gardens concert series schedule

Ciompi Quartet Presents

The Ciompi Quartet also offers a series of summer concerts titled Ciompi Quartet Presents inside the Doris Duke Center. Please go to for more information.

Mallarme Chamber Players

Mallarmé Chamber Players also perform at Duke Gardens. Please see their website for more information.