Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden - a formal garden surrounded by fieldstone walls - is a favorite destination for thousands of visitors. Every year, Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteers turn the Garden into a work of botanical art through distinctive patterns and color combinations. The beds along the walls are planted with a mixture of perennials and annuals. In 2017, the two innermost rows were planted with over 5,000 begonias and salvia, while the outer two rows were returned to their historical roots of being planted with vegetables.