Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

420 Anderson Street

Durham, NC 27708

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are located off of Anderson Street between Campus Drive and Erwin Road. Performances are held on the lawn, which is located directly behind the Doris Duke Center.

Directions 

From Chapel Hill via Hwy 15-501

Take 15-501 North towards Durham.

-Merge right onto 15-501 Bypass.

-Exit for Duke Univ./ 751 (Cameron Blvd) & turn right onto 751.
-Proceed on Hwy. 751 to third stop light, then turn left onto Duke University Road.

-Follow Duke University Road to second stop light, then turn left onto Anderson Street.

-After first intersection, main entrance is 150 yards on left (half-circle drive with stone walls).

From Raleigh, Cary and points East

-Take U.S. 70 West to merge with I-85 South.

-Exit for Hillandale Road & turn left onto Hillandale Road.

-Hillandale Road will merge with Fulton Street at the Hwy 147 overpass.

-Proceed on Fulton Street to the Erwin Road intersection.

-Turn left on Erwin Road.

-Proceed to second stop light, turn right onto Anderson Street. The entrance is about one-half mile on the right (half-circle drive with stone walls).

From Greensboro, Burlington and points West

-Take I-85 North to Durham.

-Exit onto Hillandale Road, turn right at the top of exit ramp onto Hillandale Road.

-Continue on Hillandale, which will merge with Fulton Street at the Hwy 147 overpass.

-Proceed on Fulton Street to the Erwin Road intersection.

-Turn left on Erwin Road.

-Proceed to second stop light, turn right onto Anderson Street. The entrance is about one-half mile on the right (half-circle drive with stone walls).

From points North via I-85

-Take I-85 South to Durham.

-Exit for Hillandale Road & turn left onto Hillandale Road.

-Continue on Hillandale, which will merge with Fulton Street at the Hwy 147 overpass.

-Proceed on Fulton Street to the Erwin Road intersection.

-Turn left on Erwin Road.
-Proceed to second stop light, turn right onto Anderson Street. The entrance is about one-half mile on the right (half-circle drive with stone walls).

Parking 

Parking

For Duke Gardens, there are lots adjacent to the Doris Duke Center at the Anderson Street entrance.  There is an hourly charge before 5 p.m.  Parking is free after 5 p.m.

—Duke Gardens Lot (Public)

—Campus Drive Lots (Permit / Duke Comm. 5pm-7am)

—Central Campus (Permit)

—Development Lot (Permit)
DN Lot (Permit)

Accessibility

—Accessible parking available adjacent to building.

—Accessible entrance on grade level with automatic door opener.

—Accessible men’s and women’s restrooms available.

Nearby Restaurants 

Vin Rouge

$$$
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Vin Rouge is a French restaurant that focuses on classic preparations using local grown ingredients served in an authentic bistro atmosphere. Their provincial French menu is overseen by executive chef, Matt Kelly.

Dain's Place

$$
(919) 416-8800
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Durham, NC 27705

Dain's is a neighborhood pub located on the 9th Street strip with superb burgers and sandwiches, as well as a full bar with 80+ American microbrews.

Blu Seafood

$$
(919) 286-9777
2002 Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC 27705

Blu Seafood owner/chef Tim Lyons' seasonal menu features nightly fresh fish and seafood offerings — pan-seared opa, whole roasted sea bass, paella, and more direct from the ocean specialties. 

Federal

$$
(919) 680-8611
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Offerings at Federal include a charcuterie plate of house-cured meats, beer-braised carnitas, a nightly changing chalkboard which features specials such as Stilton-bacon burgers and barbecued monkfish, as well as an excellent selection of draft beers.

Watts Grocery

$$$
(919) 416-5040
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Watts Grocery owner/chef Amy Tornquist is passionate about locally grown produce and artisanal foods, which she translates into a seasonally changing menu that marries the rustic Southern flavors of her childhood with classic French culinary technique.

Metro 8 Steakhouse

$$$
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