A Place to Rest

Imagine a garden of serenity, with exquisite plantings and shaded benches where family and friends can gather and reflect, in the heart of Duke Gardens and the Duke University Campus. 

Stones line the winding paths, engraved with the names and stories of those whose ashes are buried here.

Scores of Duke alumni, faculty and friends have chosen to have their remains rest at Duke forever.

Donors who make a gift of $25,000 to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens Endowment Fund and sign a Memorial Garden Agreement may have their ashes buried in the Memorial Garden.*

For information, please email annual fund and membership officer Lauren Smith Hong, or call her at 919-668-5253.


*Duke University estimates that the non-deductible, fair market value of this service is $500; please review this matter with your personal tax advisors.