Warner Castle Sunken Garden cover

Sunken Garden at Warner Castle

Warner Castle and the Sunken Garden are located on the corner of Mt. Hope Ave. and Reservoir Ave. and are part of Highland Park.

If you are starting near Lamberton Conservatory, head down Reservoir Ave., crossing South Ave. toward Mt. Hope Ave. Stroll around to the back of the castle and down the lawn, and there you will find the garden. It is the perfect escape from the crowds at the Lilac Festival!

Summer shadows
Warner Castle Sunken Garden wooden bench
Sunken Garden at Warner Castle Rochester NY
Warner Castle Sunken Garden
Sunken Garden at Warner Castle Rochester NY
The garden in winter
winter garden

A popular place for solitude

Often, there are photographers taking wedding and family photos, like anywhere in Highland Park. If you can get there when no one else is about, it’s a peaceful retreat, beautiful anytime of the year.

Warner Castle

Warner Castle

The ability to step inside the castle is uncertain at the moment. Until late 2017, the castle was home to the Rochester Civic Garden Center. Now, the Landmark Society of Western New York calls it home.

Warner Castle Sunken Garden from above
Warner Castle Sunken Garden

More information about the Warner Castle Sunken Garden

Cost: Free

Located in the City of Rochester (get directions)

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The garden in winter near Highland Bowl

Highland Bowl

Behind the garden, you’ll find Highland Park Bowl–an outdoor amphitheater used for summertime concerts, Shakespeare in the Bowl, and Movies in the Park.

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When is your favorite time to visit the Sunken Garden?

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