These lists are by no means complete -- please use our Contact Form and let us know about your favorite websites, books and Shakespearean garden locations, and I'll happily add them to the website.

Web Sites

Designing a Shakespeare Garden

The "Designing a Shakespeare Garden" page on The New York Botanical Garden site, which offers lots of information for those looking to build a Shakespearean theme garden.

Colorado Shakespeare Gardens blog

Offers updates and an inspirational look inside the Colorado Shakespeare Gardens volunteer organization, with many garden photos.

Site offers busts of Shakespeare and other sculpture that could be used in a Shakespearean theme garden.

Plant a Shakespeare Garden

WikiHow page with a 5-step process to creating a Shakespearean Garden.

How to Make a Shakespeare Garden

A mother-daughter blog's helpful tips on how to attractively label your plants with the corresponding Shakespeare quote.

Gardening Books

Theme Gardens, by Barbara Damrosch

"A revised edition to the 1982 book ... what hasn't changed is the core of inspiring, practical, creative ideas-from a butterfly garden to a garden of old roses, from a Shakespeare garden to a moon garden to a Zen garden to a medieval paradise garden." link

Shakespeare's Flora and Fauna, printed by Trafalgar Square

"In this re-issue a selection of his comedies, tragedies, history plays and poetry, sonnets and longer poems have been specifically chosen for their flora and fauna imagery." link

Successful Gardening, by Peter McHoy

"A comprehensive hands-on guide to all the gardening tasks. Step by Step techniques for taking cuttings, sowing seeds, planting, weeding and more. The perfect source book with over 1,000 full-color photos." link

The Essential Garden Design Workbook (Second Edition), by Rosemary Alexander

"The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden ― how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes." link

Backyard Secrets of the Garden Experts, by Leslie Garisto

"Here are the proven tricks, insider tips, and industry techniques professional gardeners use to create their own backyard gardens and landscapes in the shortest amount of time." link

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!