Visiting the Sarah P. Duke Gardens was an exceptional experience. Attention to detail was prevalent everywhere. I’ve toured many gardens, but this was one of the most beautiful, well kept gardens I’ve visited. It was obvious that many dedicated gardeners put great effort in keeping everything in tip-top shape. It is easy to loose track of time gazing at the multitude of flowers. The variety seems almost endless from flowering bulbs to roses along with perennials and annuals that allow for year around blossoms.
The pond draws children and adults to watch Coy fish and goldfish swim past.
The Terrace Garden has an enchanting, story book appearance. Ivy weaves its way up the terrace.
Flowers at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
The William L. Culberson Asiatic Arboretum opens the gates to experience Japanese style architecture. The Japanese-style arched bridge (pictured below) is one of the most popular aspects of the arboretum. Its bright red color stands out among the trees. Trellises, gateways, and stone lanterns along with a collections of plant such as bamboo contribute to its beauty. The pond adds to it’s picture perfect appeal.
Waterfowl in the Pond
After viewing these pictures, I hope it’s inspired you to place Sarah P. Duke Gardens on your list of top places to visit. It is an outstanding opportunity for photographers to capture pictures of wildlife, flowers, and unique structures. When I visited, it seemed the waterfowl were eager to strike a pose. You never know when the perfect photo opportunity may arise.