The snow decorated the Sarah P. Duke Gardens like icing on a cake as several brave souls chose to venture into the swirling, white winter wonderland. The Chronicle sent some photographers to capture the gardens in their unusually monochromatic setting.

Katherine Berko

Students huddle together as they enter the gardens during the storm.


Katherine Berko

Visitors pause to snap photos of the gardens blanketed in this rare ten inches of snow.



Katherine Berko

Footprints decorate the snowy pathway, hinting that there are others admiring the landscape.


Katherine Berko

An unlikely shelter amidst the storm.


Katherine Berko

Usually the most colorful part of the gardens, the Terrace Gardens are a whirl of white, gray and dark green.


Katherine Berko

Students congregate on the South Lawn to sled and partake in snowball fights.


Katherine Berko

Meanwhile, at the center of this great assembly stands the creation of Patrick Dougherty, looking ever more whimsical covered in snow.


Katherine Berko

The tops of the sculptures look like the heads of old ladies—their graying hair piled high into a bun.