"The Great Garden & the Shakespeare Sculpture Trail" Top 5 Page for this destination New Place & Nash's House Tip by Jenniflower

This is a lovely garden, with various different areas for sitting, reading or having a picnic.

You can enter it via Nash House, or from Chapel Street itself. Entrance is free.

The Chapel Street entrance was set up by the trustees of Shakespeare's as a token of appreciation to Sir Fordham Flower O.B.E (great surname!), who was Chairman of the Trust from 1946 to 1966.

We spent nearly an hour here, looking around the garden at the various plants (they are named), the beautifully 'carved' shrubs, and the sculptures on display. They blend into the garden really nicely.

These sculptures are the Shakespeare Sculpture Trail for the Great Garden. They depict chatacters from the plays Shakespeare wrote, and have various sonnets and lines from plays inscribed.

The Sculpture Trail started in 1999, when American sculptor, Greg Wyatt, created a sculpture, inspired by The Tempest. It was a gift from the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in the U.S.A.

There was such a positive response to this sculpture, that they then planned to introduce the sculpture trail, which runs along the north side of the garden. This consists of 7 different sculptures, all sculpted by Greg Wyatt, and inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

Definately worth a visit!

Address: Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Directions: Right behind Nash House!
Phone: +44 1789 204016
Website: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/shakespeares-new-place/

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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