“Something I’ve observed in Duke Gardens is people bringing loved ones here and pointing out things like the koi pond or the different flowers, and wanting to have these teaching moments and sharing with people why the Gardens are important to them.
“So it’s kind of become this really interesting place to watch people connecting with other people. I love that so much.”
Duke Class of 2022
A Pondside Transformation
By Paul Jones
Home Garden Winter Tasks
By Eli Feldman
Mindfulness en Plein Air
By Ellen Tumavicus
Plants thrive in Duke Gardens, and students do, too. From botany, engineering, math and art classes to open air performances, the Gardens are an integral part of campus life at Duke. Here are a few ways that students connected with the Gardens recently.
Students with Duke Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity, helped load shoppers’ cars and return wagons at our Fall Plant Sale.
Our staff was full of inspiration and creativity this year, so we have lots of intriguing new developments to share. Among them are beautiful new benches for visitors to enjoy, an outdoor Black Lit Library and the stony beginnings of a future iris garden. Here is a sampling.