Iconic Red Bridge

Sarah P. Duke Gardens’ iconic red bridge is named the Meyer Bridge. The bridge is located over the large pond in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum and is a favorite spot for visitors to pause for photos and gaze at the beauty around them. It was recently redesigned, along with the surrounding landscape, to become the official entrance to the Durham-Toyama Sister Cities Japanese Pavilion and Garden,

Japanese Garden Design

Bridge in a Bamboo Garden

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina consist of approximately 55 acres of landscaped and wooded areas at Duke University. There are 5 miles of walks and pathways throughout the gardens. More than 400,000 visitors from all over the world visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens annually. Will be posting some images from the gardens this week.

Topped by a wisteria-covered pergola, the Terrace beds are filled each season with marvelous combinations of bulbs, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs. Container plantings complement the landscape designs.

Terraced Gardens

Giant Earth Lookalike

The Daily Planet is 72 feet tall, and its placement — wedged against the side of a downtown building in Raleigh, North Carolina, as if it rolled there — somehow makes it look even more colossal. The globe is a hollow steel ball covered in hi-res satellite photos of the Earth.

SECU Daily Planet Globe

Small in Comparison