I took a lunchtime stroll through The Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Wednesday and found myself in the Doris Duke Center. Considered “the information and education hub of the Gardens,” the Center is named for the (late) daughter of Duke University’s (late) benefactor James Buchanan Duke. Among the Center’s offerings are classrooms, a horticulture library, and a large event space that can be used for private, community or University gatherings.
While there, I overheard a gentleman admit that although he wouldn’t have a purple Christmas tree, the Center’s purple tree was beautiful. As were all the other trees, he added. My interest piqued, I inquired as to the whereabouts of said trees and found them in the large event hall, of course!
There were four trees, each with a unique theme and decorated with ornaments made from recycled materials. Which tree was my favorite? Take a look. I think that the details are absolutely fantastic.
Have a wonderful Friday!