Duke Farms

Crown and Kingdom
French Garden, Duke Farms Indoor Display Gardens.
An Oasis, Once Gilded, Now Greened
Duke Farms in Hillsborough, N.J., after a $45 million face-lift, has been turned into a secluded public park with a specific mission: Teach visitors to be good stewards of the environment. To read the rest of the article click here.
Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist.
Daughter of an immensely rich tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.
Much of her work centered on her father’s estate at Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, where she created many elaborately-themed gardens, furnished with artifacts acquired on her world travels, including one of America’s largest indoor botanical displays. She was also active in preserving more than eighty historic buildings in Newport, Rhode Island.
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