Gardens Partners

Sarah P. Duke Gardens is pleased to work with a variety of horticulture partners. These groups are independent of Duke Gardens but welcome our members and visitors to join them in learning more about horticulture. No registration is required. Please also see information below about portrait sessions to benefit Duke Gardens.

Please see the Gardens Partners pages of our Spring-Summer 2017 Education & Events Guide (PDF) for information about forthcoming events.

N.C. Cooperative Extension Service – Durham County Center
Please see our events page for the Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers' "In the Garden" programs, a free series in which experts teach how best to grow certain plants in our region, and how to succeed at beekeeping, vermiculture and other gardening pursuits.

The Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be in the Gardens on Wednesday mornings to answer all your questions about plants, gardening, insect pests or disease. Please go to for complete schedule, or download a quick reference PDF from our spring & summer 2017 program guide.

Durham Photography Club at Duke Gardens: This club meets on the third Monday of each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please find more information on the club’s Facebook page.

Triangle Orchid Society: The Triangle Orchid Society conducts its monthly meeting at the Doris Duke Center on the second Monday of each month. Please go to for more information.

Durham Beekeepers: This group meets on the third Monday of each month to discuss beekeeping techniques. Meetings are from 6:30-9 p.m., at the Doris Duke Center.

Sarah P. Duke Ikebana International Chapter # 264: For information, please email Lu Howard, chapter president.

Durham Garden Forum: This forum meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. to discuss gardening techniques and troubleshooting. Please see our events tab for scheduled meetings and topics (under "gardening and horticulture"). Or print the spring-summer 2017 schedule for a quick reference guide.

Let's Move: Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. It is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Working with parents, caregivers, schools, public officials and communities, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens will focus on interactive exhibits, after-school and summer programming and food service that help young people to make healthy food choices and be physically active.

More information: or 919-668-1707.