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Memorial Sunken Gardens

East North 9th Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565


These gardens were revitalized with the efforts of the local garden club.

Started in 1932, the sunken gardens were developed inside Forest Park. The gardens were restored starting in 2009.  The lush garden and its scenic surroundings are open to the public and are available for weddings, reunions, and more.  There are raised beds, a fountain, walkway, sculptures, and more.  

What's happening nearby...

DirtWorx MTB Fest

Sep 20 – Sep 22 @ 5PM

This is a Bike Festival put on by the USACE, CIMBA, and Shelbyville MTB Club. The Aim is to bring riders from all different communities…

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Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest

Shelbyville and Lake Shelbyville •  Oct 11 – Oct 13 @ 5PM

Watch as these colorful balloons take to the air.

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Scarecrow Daze Festival

Oct 12 @ 7AM

The city of Shelbyville celebrates Scarecrows and fall in the downtown area.

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