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Wiki :: Did You Know about Shakespeare gardens?

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{Shakespeare garden} themed garden that cultivates plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. In English speaking countries, particularly the United States, these are often public gardens associated with parks, universities, and Shakespeare festivals ... A Shakespeare garden usually includes several dozen species in a geometric layout with boxwood dividers ... and a bust of Shakespeare ... the Shakespeare garden in Central Park, New York City includes a graft from a Mulberry tree planted by Shakespeare in 1602. The Central Park Conservancy identifies the original tree as a personal gift from King James I of Scotland who hoped to introduce a silk industry to the British Isles ... Shakespeare's plays often mention plants to symbolize emotions. The best known of these is the rose for love, as in Romeo and Juliet, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" ... [and] Ophelia's mad speech from Hamlet.

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