Today’s photos are from Karen Cherry in Illinois. She says, “In 2009 I started helping a group restore a public garden in Shelbyville, Illinois. It’s called the Sunken Garden because in the early 1900’s it was a pond used, during free time by Chautauqua attendants, on warm summer days.
“After a swimming pool was built, the pond was drained and it quickly became a trash dump. In 1932, two local men initiated the garden after researching gardens like Bellingrath in Mobile, AL. Our group the “Friends of the Shelbyville Sunken Garden”, along with many volunteers, have worked tirelessly, fundraising, planting, weeding, and watering, toward our restoration goals of a low-maintenance floral display. If you would like more information about the garden please see our website, www.memorialsunkengarden.org.”
Wow, Karen, that’s so great! It’s fascinating to see the progression of the restoration. All of the hard work has definitely paid off. What a treasure for your city! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
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