Sunken Gardens, recognized as one of the 300 finest gardens in the national geographic guide for American and Canadian public gardens, boasts a stunning display of over 30,000 annual plants meticulously arranged around a unique theme each year. Sunken Gardens is one of the Three Best Rated® Places To See in Lincoln, NE.
Rooted in the 1930s fascination with rock gardens, this garden embodies the progressive spirit of its era. Originally donated by longstanding Lincoln families, the 1.5-acre space has evolved into a magnificent public oasis adorned with lush greenery, captivating sculptures, and enchanting water features. As the seasons change, Sunken Gardens undergoes a remarkable transformation. Springtime unveils a vibrant tapestry of tulips, while the summer witnesses the dazzling bloom of thousands of annuals. During the serene winter months, the garden's tranquil atmosphere is accentuated by the diverse array of trees and shrubs. This age-old horticultural treasure, now celebrating 85 years, welcomes visitors with open arms, offering a feast for the senses.
Renovated Lily Ponds
Walkways and Parking
Restored Cascading Water
Handicap Accessible Entrances
Lawn Space for Events
Entry Garden Pavilion
Educational Programs & New Sculptural Elements
They impress me every year. They plant a wide variety of plants and flowers to create a gorgeous and serene spot in the heart of Lincoln. If you're looking for one of the most beautiful places in town for a small wedding, this is it! I had mine there, and the photos turned out even better than I hoped.
My wife loves this place took her on a “tour” of Lincoln and it was probably her favorite spot. She wants me to propose here lol. We took our kids at a later date and they had fun and loved the koi fish in the 2 ponds.
We visited the Sunken Gardens during the first week of October. The gardens were absolutely beautiful and definitely a must see! One of my favorite gardens.
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Mon-Sun: 6am - 11pm