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  • Writer's pictureLucy Bravington

Shakespeare's New Place garden visit

I visited Shakespeare's New Place garden and was pleased to see the recent works have retained the charm of the Great Garden while introducing new areas to tell the story of Shakespeare and his wonderful plays.

The stunning new Gatehouse, located where Shakespeare's front door used to be, is made from copper, timber and has a mirrored frame to the rear creating a magical effect when viewed from inside the garden.

Once inside the garden, one then continues past several features and sculptures depicting various elements of Shakespeare's life and representations of his work.

From here the pathway leads onto the Great Garden which includes a yew walk with bright flower displays framed by yew hedging then numerous Greg Wyatt sculptures.

Then returning back towards the house through the fragrant knot garden, all in keeping with Ernest Law's original 1918 design. The planting in the knot garden was stunning, as in the rest of the garden. The arbour which runs alongside is a real treat too.

I shall definitely return again soon, as a local, I'm lucky enough to enjoy free entry for two years!

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