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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Duke Gardens

Posted April 28, 2010 9:26 a.m. EDT
Updated April 28, 2010 9:50 a.m. EDT

Have you ever overlooked beauty in your own backyard?

It's been called the "crown jewel" of Duke University and a walk along its five miles of paths this time of year only confirms that reputation. I recently took my first stroll through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Why did I wait so long?

The gardens contain a spectacular display of flowers and plants. I've decided I need to take a tour at least three or four times a year.

I've attached some of my photographs of the flowers at Duke.