The city’s sewer separation project has come to Lauritzen Gardens, and it’s going to be more than a year until all the work is done.
Crews started digging up some of the gardens on Oct. 1. They’ll be working through the property in phases, with the first wrapping up in the spring. Some areas, however, will be closed through early 2014.
For now, 12 of Lauritzen’s 19 gardens, plus Kenefick Park, are open. Currently off-limits to the public are the arboretum and bird sanctuary, the Garden in the Glen and the Model Railroad Garden.
The work will allow Lauritzen to fix some longtime issues that have prevented it from using some land for gardens.
Lauritzen Gardens has a full list of closures on its website.