Shakespeare's Gardens by Jackie Bennett
A beautifully illustrated book about the gardens that William Shakespeare knew as a boy and tended as a man, from his birthplace in Henley Street, to his childhood playground at Mary Arden's Farm, to his courting days at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and his final home at New Place.
Shakespeare's Gardens brings together specially commissioned photography of the gardens by Andrew Lawson with period illustrations of flowers and herbs. It tells the story of Shakespeare's journey - from glove maker's son to national poet - and how he came to know so much about the plants, flowers and gardens of the Elizabethan era.
Published by Frances Lincoln in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
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