Friday, August 31, 2012

Charlotte Brody Discovery Gardens at Duke Gardens

This new addition to The Duke Gardens is having its Grand Opening Celebration on September 8 & 9.  Read below for a full review about visiting during daily hours as well as the link to the grand opening events.

We already love Duke Gardens for families.  Wide open fields for lounging, picnicking, playing sports; ducks for feeding; and easy trails for walking.  There is a music series here in the summers and in general this spot is a wonderful compliment to the Triangle.  We are pleased that there is now another draw for families: The Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden.

This garden up on the hill a short (jogging-stroller accessible) walk from the Visitor's Center.  At this beautiful garden a myriad of vegetables and herbs grow.  It is a work of art to look at but also fun.  C loved discovering and guessing what the various plants were (and luckily for mom I had the answer handy as everything was labelled).
This is organic growing at its finest.  In addition to the plethora of flora there is a reconstructed tobacco barn, some water cisterns, a chalkboard giving you pertinent garden information for the day, a chicken coop (but we couldn't see anything and access is limited to staff), and an orchard.  It really is beautiful.

You can go meander here whenever the Gardens are open.  Since this is a garden there isn't a ton of shade here during the hottest of days but there are picnic tables under the arbor.

Classes and events will be offered in the Discovery Garden throughout the year so stay tuned to their website (below) to stay abreast of that.

For information on the Grand Opening Celebrations Sept 8 & 9, 2012 click here.

Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden at Duke Gardens
Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden Information Education & Events
Sarah P Duke Gardens
420 Anderson Street (on Duke campus)



Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home