Thursday, February 02, 2012

New gazebo at Duke Gardens.

 A few weeks ago I visited Duke Gardens and mentioned the new gazebo. Here it is, appears to be mortise and peg built, I saw no bolts securing it together. The arched timbers I would surmise they were 6 x 12 or larger and cut on a huge bandsaw to make the curves, very cool.
 Can you imagine what this will look like when the garden gets going?
 This is the new stairs at the main entry to the garden. I recall the old stairs having a ramp for strollers and wheelchairs? I guess I missed the ramp they had to have by ADA code.
 The new fountain, sorry rose garden....
 The top of the terraces gazebo, if I'm right that is wisteria covering it. Not easy to get a photo of this without somebody inside it. Wish I had a dollar for every wedding that has happened in the lovely spot.
 A view of the terraces looking at the above mentioned gazebo. The flower beds are changed often, one never knows what to expect.

Just a small portion of the 55 acre gardens.

13 comments:

Ginny said...

It's wonderful to see these pictures without crowds of people in them. And to see the gardens in the off season, too.

Alison said...

Wow! That new gazebo is incredibly beautiful and different! Great photos of the garden in the off-season.

Jen said...

SO disappointed they didn't add the ramp back in.... what were they thinking?

Caroline Gill said...

An incredible gazebo, Randy! And what beautiful gardens. I presume these are in the grounds of Duke University?

Thank you for commenting on my NY post! I can hardly quite believe we were actually there ...

Lona said...

The new gazebo is amazing. They are putting a lot of wonderful hard-scaping into the park.Everything looks beautiful. I imagine it is all just gorgeous in the spring and summer.

Phillip Oliver said...

That is an impressive gazebo and I love the design of the garden. I would love to visit it in person one day. I hope you will post some photos of it later in the year.

tina said...

That arbor is a real work of art. It kind of reminds me of cathedrals. Very modern yet not. Duke Gardens must really be a fabulous place to tour. I couldn't help but notice the windmill palm. Those plants add such a great bit of green to the winterscape.

Shady Gardener said...

Randy! That is a beautiful gazebo. Have you now been inspired to accomplish another project at your place? (Did you ever finish your bottle wall??? I've not been a very good visitor - for most of last summer until present!)

Thanks for the wonderful visit here!! :-)

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely place, I am sure it is beautiful in the spring and summer. I love both of the gazebos. I would love to have some wisteria in my yard. A lovely tour, thanks for sharing. Have a Happy weekend!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I agree with Tina, a work of art. How lovely. The terraced gardens are great. One day I hope to see them in person.

Rosey said...

Those are awesome structures! I keep thinking of Lord of the Rings where the Elves lived. Beautiful location especially in wintertime where the "Bones" are evident.

Les said...

That gazebo is gorgeous. If it turns up missing one morning, I didn't take it.

Chris said...

I didn't know about the Duke Gardens. My family is originally from the area. I try to visit relatives in the Greensboro area most years. This is going on our site seeing list! This site is so beautiful. You are certainly living the dream in what I think is the most beautiful State.