Last updated on 11 April 08
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Duke Gardens

  1.5/5 (4 ratings)
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Doris Duke spent 50 years making the gardens. There are 11 garden rooms, each devoted to a different style, including a Chinese Garden, a Mughal Garden, an Italian Garden, an English Garden and a Japanese Garden. Clearly it is a prime example of the Mixed Style advanced by Humprhry Repton and inadvertently promoted by JC Loudon's Encyclopedia of Gardening. There were originally 35 fountains, of which 7 remain. There are also 9 lakes at Dukes Farms. The gardens have been open to the public since 1964. Duke Gardens begins a 2 year program of renovation from May 2008.
Address - 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA, NJ 08844
Website - Visit the Duke Gardens website

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  • over 1 year ago Anonymous said

    Oh so sad to read of the demo of these fantastic gardens. My husband and I had been there a long time ago, and loved it. No, you cannot go back in time.
    These people who did this are surely crazy.

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  • over 2 years ago Anonymous said

    The once glorious gardens created by Doris Duke were destroyed in May, 2008. Don't bother visiting this place.

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  • over 5 years ago Anonymous said

    The Indoor Display Gardens tour is no longer available.

    The gardens have been closed in preparation for the creation of new environmentally-friendly indoor and outdoor gardens that will open to the public in 2010.


    (3.0/5)
  • over 5 years ago Anonymous said

    THE ONCE MAGNIFICANT INDOOR GARDEN IS NOW CLOSED FOR GOOD.

    THE OUTSIDE PROPERTY IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR TOUR THOUGH NO GARDENS.

    (1.0/5)

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