Sarah Duke gardens is a wonderful place to visit year round but my favorite times are Spring and Fall with the color of the flowers and trees and then the changing color of the leaves in Fall. They also hold international lotus competition in their many ponds which is a delight. ~ This image I have entered on their FB April buds and blooms contest where there are many spectacular images. https://www.facebook.com/DukeGardens. Durham, North Carolina, USA.