Shelbyville is home to a recently restored sunken garden just off the Dacey Trail. The Shelbyville Memorial Sunken Garden is a great spot for both nature lovers, gardeners, as well as a popular destination for weddings.
Karen Cherry is a Master Gardener with the University of Illinois Extension who designed a redesign of the garden, and has been working on the garden since 2009. Cherry says the garden has a rich history, dating back to 1932.
Gwen Podeschi is another Master Gardener at the extension, and says the garden is a great volunteer opportunity for gardeners in the area.
There is no cost to visit the garden, although donations are accepted. For more information on the garden as well as to make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities, visit MemorialSunkenGarden.com.
Cherry and Podeschi both appeared as guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.