Our staff work hard to keep our park and public garden areas beautiful. But... weather happens and this is the midwest. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your event.
The most popular time to get married is late spring and early summer. However, sometimes that isn't the peak time for some of our venues due to the bloom period of our gardens. Sunken Gardens has an 30,000 flowers that bloom all summer long but the peak time period is mid to late summer.
Sunken Gardens throughout the seasons
Tulips bloom in a handful of planted beds in the spring (April). Other beds in the garden are bare soil.
The "Wake Up the Beds" in mid May each year invites dozens of volunteers and staff to plant annual flowers throughout the garden. These are mulched and take weeks to fill the beds completely.
There are other areas in the garden that offer lovely spaces for a special ceremony.
Sunken Gardens will become more beautiful as every flower continues to grow.
Sunken Gardens peak bloom time is late summer (June-September).
Plants are removed in October just before the annual "Put the Beds to Bed" winter bed preparation in November.
The gardens after a large snow storm.