Welcome back, dogs: Duke Gardens retracts ‘no pets’ policy :: WRAL.com

The shift will probably be in effect the college said on Monday in a press release. According to officials, negotiations between Duke administrators and members of this community led to the retraction of the policy.

The no-pets policy, which went into effect on Jan. 1, has been only set up for three months.

“No-pets coverages have long been regular in botanic gardens nationally, but Duke Gardens was a rare exception because it started in 1939,” said executive director Bill LeFevre. “However, with the development of the university and also of Durham, it turned into harder to look after the plants and wildlife while also providing the very best experience possible to people.”

To guard the gardens rules apply to dog walkers as well as their companions.

Dogs will only be allowed from the Duke Gardens before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

People are asked to use a non-retractable leash.

Many places in the garden, such as the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden along with the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, remain off-limit to pets. As always, dogs are not allowed to drift into plant beds. Dog walkers can review the complete pet policy online.