Spring arrives at Duke Gardens

cliddy@newsobserver.comApril 10, 2014 

Warmer weather, plenty of sunshine and rain have the flowers and trees at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, in full bloom. Duke Gardens is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Spread over 55 acres, the specialized gardens are open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to dusk, and admission is free. The gardens will close at 4 p.m. Friday and reopen at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The forecast for the weekend looks perfect for a day at the gardens, with partly sunny conditions and a high of 79 degrees Friday, 80 degrees Saturday and 81 degrees Sunday. Because of the ideal weather conditions, expect a crowd this weekend. Duke Gardens now offers free parking in an overflow lot at the corner of Yearby Avenue and Anderson Street, a five-minute walk from the gardens.

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