Lincoln’s sunken garden is a true natural gem of the city and is run primarily by volunteers. Every spring tulips bloom and in the summer thousands of flowers bloom attracting tourists. Sunken gardens include convalescent gardens (or white gardens), perennial gardens, and annual gardens. Each year, Shen Yuan uses more than 30,000 years of history to showcase new themed flowers.
Admission is free, but donations are also accepted. The garden is open every day from 6:00 to 23:00. Public services such as toilets are closed in winter. These services will resume between spring and summer (early April to mid-October). The sunken garden is located in the center of the city, so parking is difficult. Many families love to park at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, spend some time there, and then cross the street to the Sunken Garden.
This little garden is great. On a large site such as a courtyard, there are many beautiful flowers and landscapes, including the waterfront. This is not a quiet place for meditation as it is adjacent to a busy road, but there are some benches in the shade of the trees, so it might be a good idea to stop for a while.