Sunken Gardens


It’s like stepping into a secret garden.

In the heart of Lincoln, at the junction of S 27th Street & Capitol Parkway, across from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo is the captivating Sunken Gardens. A beautiful byproduct of a plan to get people back to work after the Great Depression in 1930, you’ll find it hard to believe that this beautiful, lush oasis was once a former dumpsite.

The 1.5 acre stretch of land features a healing, perennial and annual garden. The healing garden is located on the upper level on the west side. Inspired by the famous White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, is perfect for morning meditation or journaling. The perennial garden, on the upper level of the north side is home to a variety of hostas and hydrangeas. The Annual garden, changes with every season.

When in Lincoln, be sure to not miss it!

Have you been to the Sunken Gardens?

What was your favorite part of the garden? Let me know in the comments below!