With gardening on the mind these days, I’m sharing one of my favorite gardening books, one I purchased per Amazon in September 2006. That was two years before I began blogging; I didn’t even know what a blog was back then and today I have the joy of sharing it with you on this wonderful thing called the World Wide Web. Amazing! 🙂
In the BNOTP Library: Shakespeare in the Garden
Author: Mick Hales
Hardcover: 144 pages
Book Size: 9.9 x 10 x 0.8
3 Things I Like About This Book:
- This book pretty much had me at the title. Any book that combines my love for Shakespeare with another love-gardening, grabs my attention pretty quickly! In this delightful book, the author who is also a landscape photographer, shares 14 gardens from England, the United States and Canada. Shakespeare’s own gardens are included, too!
- The pictures are gorgeous…it doesn’t hurt that the author is a landscape photographer! The gardens are enchanting! Some of the gardens included in this book are: Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire, England; Cranborne Manor, Dorset, Shakespeare Garden in Central Park, New York; The Shakespeare Garden at the Mayflower Inn, Washington; The Shakespeare Garden in Montgomery, Alabama; The Gardens of the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario; The Shakespeare Garden at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, British Columbia plus six more…too many to list them all here.
- Pages 82-141 are an illustrated “Alphabet of Plants” highlighting 80 trees, flowers, shrubs and herbs that have at some point been mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays. The part of the play where the plant was mentioned, is included in this section alongside the plant. Love that!
If you love Shakespeare and you love gardening, this book is a must-have for your library! You’ll find other gardening books I’ve featured here: Favorite Books On Gardening
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