Visit to Duke Gardens

By Rachel Choi – 5 Comments

Now that it’s getting cooler outside (at least it is here in PA), it makes me miss the blooming flowers of the summer. This summer I got to visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. They have some of the prettiest flowers and the landscape was awesome. The only thing that was missing was my crochet hook and yarn! There were so many benches I could have sat and crocheted on.

Here are a few pictures of the garden that I thought you may enjoy!

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My favorite part was the lily pads with the water lilies. I think it was the first time I’ve ever seen them in person! It was a blast looking at all the flowers and as a bonus, visiting the gardens is FREE!! So if you are ever in the NC area, don’t forget to take a trip to the Duke Gardens to see for yourself (and bring your crochet hook and yarn).

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  1. Kate says:

    What gorgeous pictures! They’ve certainly cheered up this cold and wintry Scottish afternoon. Thanks, Rachel!

  2. Melanie says:

    Very beautiful! I just wish it wasn’t still 103 degrees here in cali.

  3. Joy says:

    OMG!! very pretty, I just luv flowers

  4. Merryann says:

    We lived in Raleigh for 20 years & Duke’s campus & the gardens was one of my favorite places. Did you notice that all of their plantings are labeled so you know what you are looking at? Did you wander in the section that is all native plants for the area? I just loved the arbor and looking out over the lawn, watching the kids do their thing. Even saw an Air Force ROTC graduation one day.

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