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Sunken Gardens prepares for winter with "Put the Beds to Bed" event


November 16, 2023

Not all gardeners are used to changing their gardens with the seasons, but the city of Lincoln has a routine for prepping its gardens for winter weather.

Every fall, employees remove all the plants at the Sunken Gardens and host an event called “Put the Beds to Bed.”

This year, the annual event was on Nov. 4. Every year, Lincoln Parks and Recreation invites volunteers to dump compost into the beds and turn over the soil. Parks employees remove all flowers and plants before this volunteer event.

“Specifically, we try to get everything in there before the hard freeze,” said Zac H...

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