Posted by: lornasass | April 28, 2009

CENTRAL PARK: SHAKESPEARE GARDEN

April 23 was the Bard’s birthday, but I think he wouldn’t mind our continuing to celebrate.  In the Shakespeare Garden, images1there used to be an engraved sign near each plant with a relevant quote from one of the plays, but they have all but disappeared.

Nevertheless, the charming, sloped, four-acre Garden–which brings to mind an English cottage garden–has never looked better.  The hard-working Garden Conservancy can often be seen there doing some weeding.  Clearly they’ve taken to heart Shakespeare’s words from King Henry the Sixth, Part II:

Weeds are shallow-rooted.

Suffer them now, and they’ll o’ergrow the garden,

And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.

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