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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 23, 2019
1. Sarah P. Duke Gardens Marker
Inscription.  Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration, and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture and community engagement. The 55-acre garden was first planted in 1934 as a garden of irises and perennials. Over the years, Duke Gardens has expanded to encompass four unique areas: the Historic Gardens, the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, and Doris Duke Center Gardens. The Gardens welcomes 375,000 visitors a year, including students pursuing academic class work, Durham community members, and visitors to Duke University and Durham.
 
Location. 38° 53.228′ N, 77° 0.742′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 1st Street Southwest south of Independence Avenue Southwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 First Street Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Plants (a few steps from this marker); Bartholdi Fountain (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 23, 2019
2. Sarah P. Duke Gardens Marker
Bartholdi Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Rain Garden (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bartholdi Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); A Historic Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol Square, SW (within shouting distance of this marker); Pitcherplants (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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