As with my other lists, I would love to add more public Shakespeare Gardens (and festivals) recommended by my readers. If you know of another, please let me know about it through our site's Contact Form.




List of Gardens, Festivals



Bethel Public Library (Bethel, Conn.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel_Public_Library


Brookfield Shakespeare's Garden (Brookfield, Conn.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brookfield_Shakespeare%27s_Garden&action=edit&redlink=1


Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Botanical_Gardens


Misericordia University (Evanston, Ill.)
Type:University or college campus
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misericordia_University


Cleveland, Ohio
Type: Public park or botanical garden


Johannesburg Botanical Garden (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannesburg_Botanical_Garden


Central Park (New York City)
Type: Public park, Shakespeare festival
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park


International Rose Test Garden, (Portland, Ore.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rose_Test_Garden


Golden Gate Park, (San Francisco, Calif.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Park


The Huntington, (San Marino, Calif.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Huntington


Vienna, Austria
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: NA


Herzogspark, (Regensburg, Germany)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herzogspark


Wessington Springs, S.D.
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: NA


Illinois State University (Normal, Ill.)
Type: University or college campus
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_State_University


Kilgore College, (Kilgore, Tex.))
Type: University or college campus
Website: https://www.kilgore.edu/node/3799


Northwestern University, (Evanston, Ill.)
Type: University or college campus
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_University


St. Norbert College, (De Pere, Wis.)
Type: University or college campus
Website: NA


University College of the Fraser Valley, (Abbotsford, B.C., Canada)
Type: University or college campus
Website: NA


The University of the South, (Sewanee, Tenn.)
Type: University or college campus
Website: NA


University of South Dakota, (Vermillion, S.D.)
Type: University or college campus
Website: NA


Vassar College, (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
Type: University or college campus
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vassar_College


Blount Cultural Park of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, (Montgomery, Ala.)
Type: Public park, Shakespeare festival
Website: http://www.asf.net/plan-your-visit/the-park.aspx


Colorado Shakespeare Festival, (Boulder, Colo.)
Type: Shakespeare festival
Website: http://coloradoshakes.org


Illinois Shakespeare Festival, (Bloomington, Ill.)
Type: Shakespeare festival
Website: http://the festival.org


Elizabethan Garden, Folger Shakespeare Library, (Washington, D.C.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: http://folger.edu


The Elizabethan Herb Garden, Mellon Park, (Pittsburgh, Penn.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden
Website: NA


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Type: University or college campus
Website: http://www.utc.edu/about/buildings/shakespeare-garden.php


Shakespeare Garden, Cedar Brook Park (Plainfield, N.J.)
Type: Public park or botanical garden (on National Register)
Website: http://plainfieldgardenclub.org/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=plainfield-garden-club




Ed Cornely
Ed Cornely

I'm a Sturbridge, Mass., resident and lifelong Shakespeare devotee, teacher and stage director. If you're interested in my volunteer Shakespeare Garden services or have something to add to the site, I encourage you to contact me by email by clicking here . I hope to hear from you soon!