Yes folks, it’s that time of year to experience the splendor of Sarah P. Duke Gardens! Excite the senses by exploring “The Crown Jewel of Duke University” and gather inspiration for your own home heirloom garden. Don’t miss the upcoming event, an opportunity to hand select your very own Duke Gardens plants to enhance your home’s appeal!  

Duke Gardens

The Duke Gardens Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a chance to purchase renowned Duke Gardens plants, bulbs, vines, trees and shrubs. Beautify your home – likely your most important investment – by proudly gardening creatively with plants from world class Duke Gardens.

Gardening advice will be offered from master gardeners at the plant sale, so don’t forget to bring a note pad. For plants most likely to thrive, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, our Plant Hardiness Zone is 7b.  View the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map for more information.

Perhaps you prefer to break out the camera to photograph the botanical delights? You can improve your nature photography with classes offered at Duke Gardens. Care to catch a concert on the lawn? Go to the events page for info on performances, educational programs and more!

Sarah P. Duke Gardens is open from 8 am to dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge for admission, however there are fees for parking, and walking or trolley tours. Donations are appreciated. For information go to or call 919-684-3698.


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