History's greatest playwright was also one heck of a gardener. The age of Elizabeth I provided William Shakespeare with a rich and varied plant palette, both from England' s considerable bounty and foreign introductions. The list of plants employed by the Bard is long and speaks to his deep knowledge of horticulture and herbalism. Explore Shakespearean gardens in the UK and the US, learn their basic design components and celebrate the flowers, herbs, and trees immortalized by Shakespeare. Turns out, the world's not only a stage, it's also a garden! Presented by garden historian Lesley Parness.
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