A few months ago I took a trip to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. Although this trip happened in the spring, and we are currently battling the heat of summer, I still enjoy looking at pictures from our beautiful surroundings that day. If you haven’t yet taken a trip to the Duke Gardens, you should add it to the top of your leisure plans.
Originally planted in 1935, the Duke Gardens have been fascinating nature and horticulture enthusiasts every year since then. They were designed with the intent to restore a debris-filled area near Duke University. Over five miles of walkways and paths are filled with an astounding variety of plants and flowers, beautifully fulfilling one of Duke Gardens’ core values of expressing art in nature.
As a craftsman, I am always keeping my eye out for unique and lovely color pairings. What I love most about the gardens is the reminder that nature’s color palettes are always perfect. Brown does go with black and green is just as vibrant as purple and pink. All it takes is a walk outside for a little color inspiration.
From the breathtaking rows of tulips to the earthy display of bamboo stalks, I hope you’ll enjoy this walk-through of Duke Gardens as much as I did. Although, these photos will never compete with the real thing. Find out more about Duke Gardens here and plan your trip today!