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

Inside the Chapel

Duke University Chapel, like many Christian churches and cathedrals, is cruciform, with a nave that measures 291 feet long, 63 feet wide, and 73 feet high. The walls and vaults of the nave and transepts are constructed from Guastavino tile and were sealed in 1976 to increase sound reverberation and enhance the sound of the organ.

Majestic Chapel

Altar at Duke Chapel

A Chapel from Three Sides

Duke University Chapel is a chapel located at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Constructed from 1930 to 1932, the Chapel seats about 1,800 people and stands 210 feet tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in Durham County. It is built in the Collegiate Gothic style, characterized by its large stones, pointed arches, and ribbed vaults.

Duke University Chapel