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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The History of the Shakespeare Garden

"The Shakespeare Garden is a relatively modern phenomenon. These gardens can refer to one of a few things: some, like Central Park’s, are planted with the different flora mentioned in all Shakespeare’s work—rosemary, pansies, red and white roses. Others—the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Elizabethan Garden—are landscaped after the formal fashions of his lifetime. Still others (such as that of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park) are devoted to herbs and medicinal plantings. Many have quotations; some rely on the memories of the visitor, or only wish to transport. At the Anne Hathaway cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon, you can sit in the arboretum and listen to recordings of several sonnets..."

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