The future of Duke Gardens is now
Sarah P. Duke Gardens is much more than Durham’s No. 1 tourist attraction or a botanic garden in the heart of Duke University. It makes lasting impressions on people’s lives through the connections it facilitates and the impact it has on the Duke and Durham communities. Duke Gardens facilitates unique research opportunities for students. It provides a vehicle for education that benefits Duke students and area schoolchildren alike. It provides a respite for individuals from all communities and backgrounds. Duke Gardens enriches the lives of so many throughout the Duke and Durham communities, as well visitors from around the world.
The Garden Gateway project is a $30 million plan to create enhanced facilities and spaces that will enrich the visitor experience and strengthen ties to Duke University and the Durham community. Your gift will help support:
• a visitor entry pavilion
• additional classrooms
• a new café and outdoor seating area
• a new events lawn
• an expanded gift store
• an enlarged events hall
And much, much more. The Garden Gateway will enable the Gardens to better accommodate student events, performing arts, conferences, educational programming for all ages, weddings and celebrations of all kinds.
The Duke Endowment has awarded a $5 million grant to the Garden Gateway project. Read more.
Double your gift’s impact by joining the Gendell/Adams Garden Gateway Matching Challenge.
For a full list of naming opportunities, please contact the Duke Gardens Development office at 919.684.5579.
— Bill LeFevre, Executive Director