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The Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a publicly open garden in Durham, North Carolina, inside the campus of the Duke University. It was created initially in 1935 by Sarah P. Duke, widow of one of the university founders, Benjamin N. Duke, through a donation of $20,000.

Sadly, upon Sarah?s death in 1936, most of the plants that were already blooming have been washed away in the heavy summer rains and floods. It was recreated by her daughter, Mary Duke Biddle, on a higher ground. With the help of the landscape design pioneer Ellen Shipman, the new gardens were built.

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens now occupy 55 acres of the university?s west campus. It is now a common stop inside the campus, as well as a perfect location for various events.
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