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Sunken Gardens

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A gem in the city

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

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Lincoln Parks Sunken Garden

Every year they plant different things and have beautiful designs...it’s a must go see towards late... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
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27th & Capitol Pkwy, Lincoln, NE 68502
+1 402-441-7847
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Sunken gardens at 27th and Capital Parkway, as I have been told, was the garbage dump at one point in the history of Lincoln. As long as I have lived in Lincoln it has been a peaceful and sweet place to take a walk through....More

3  Thank pwarner2014
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Lincoln is a small city and Sunken Gardens is just good for a small city. It is beautiful during Spring-Summer (It is often too hot during the summer days, better to go there at night in summer). However it is a tiny park and do...More

3  Thank hazalcanisag
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Reviewed today 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Winston13_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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.

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 !!

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 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

1  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lincoln’s Sunken Gardens is small—about a square city block—but in my estimation on par with Butchard Gardens in Victoria—on a much much smaller scale. It is the restoration of an old gravel pit so when you are in the gardens the rest of the city...More

1  Thank lowellh500
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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".
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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.