Dedicated in 1939 and named one of the top 10 public gardens in the U.S., Duke Gardens offers free admission and world-class design in 4 distinct gardens. Named one of the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. by tripadvisor.com, and winner of the 2013 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence, Duke Gardens is a stunning 55-acre public garden on the campus of Duke University and one of the premier university gardens in the country. Duke Gardens is open 365 days a year, free to all, and has earned top honors internationally. Among its many features are Italianate terraces, an Asiatic arboretum, a garden of native plants, a white garden, and a SITES certified organic food garden. Duke Gardens also has a cafe, a gift shop and a visitor center with an elegant rental hall. We offer classes, tours, free drop-in programs for families, and other events for adults and children, as well as internships, summer camps, and volunteer opportunities.