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Sunken Gardens

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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During the Spring and Summer, this place is stunning. The flowers, foliage and colors are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
A gem in the city

This garden spot packs a lot of Beaty in a small location. Several different, accessible levels... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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All reviews beautiful flowers full bloom rose garden beautiful place to visit koi fish an oasis water lilies across the street busy intersection enjoy the beauty summer and fall lily pads the heart of the city relaxing place read a book large variety walk around
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Reviewed 4 days ago

During the Spring and Summer, this place is stunning. The flowers, foliage and colors are something to behold. Small trails to walk on or sit on the Coy pond. You'll want to take pictures, bring lots of film, memory and batteries.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 968ray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This garden spot packs a lot of Beaty in a small location. Several different, accessible levels provide close-up and ‘vista’ views of water features as well as a wide array of trees and annual plantings. Great for singles, couples, families and groups.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gawarfield
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Every year they plant different things and have beautiful designs...it’s a must go see towards late summer when everything full grown and colorful. Beautiful place to visit and take pictures.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Winston13_10
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Sunken Gardens are exquisite. A gorgeous place to see, take a walk and enjoy. I have taken my children when they were young and now my grandchildren - we bring breakfast, and then enjoy the grounds. It is also a great place to meet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deb G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Literally..the city used to dump refuse here. The city gardeners knock themselves out with the plantings. You gotta get in there and just sit. Then climb to the west elevation..and sit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

An absolute treasure in the middle of the city! After living in Lincoln for almost a year, I finally decided to stop and take a closer look at this beautiful oasis. The colors are breathtaking and the amount of planning and upkeep must be extraordinary....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lori N
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I have been here a couple times. The beauty changes through spring, summer and fall. The hardscaping.... brickwork, trellises, statues, fountains, etc. make this an interesting and beautiful place to visit in the wintertime.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pam S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The area of the garden is small but the impact is large! The garden is amazing. I talked to a volunteer who advised the theme and colors are changed each year. Just an amazing garden worth a stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Located inside a bustling city is this unique garden getaway. Worth your time and attention ... If going to Lincoln go see the Sunken Gardens !!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank O736AQpauls
Reviewed 3 October 2018

With a different theme each year, the 1 1/2 acre lot developed in 1930 and renovated in 2004 is a must see if your in the Lincoln or Omaha area. There are over 30,000 individual annual plants. 2018 is almost over, so you do not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank S1060OWbrianp
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21 August 2018|
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Response from vlxbarbie | Reviewed this property |
This is what the rule list says "Leash your dog; pick up and dispose of pet waste".
22 March 2018|
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Response from sheilagreen | Reviewed this property |
The end of May is just fine. The gardens are planted so that there are different plants blooming all season. It's really lovely at night too.
7 April 2017|
Response from Movn4wood | Reviewed this property |
So, sorry for the delayed response, hopefully your trip hasn't come and gone already. If not let me know and I will share some of my thoughts on additional places to go.