…Now stand you on the top of happy hours,
And many maiden gardens, yet unset
With virtuous wish would bear your living flowers,
Much liker than your painted counterfeit… (Sonnet 16)
Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday this April with the Bard’s botanicals! Discover the lore, symbolism, and imagery of his many plants and find ideas for your own gardens in these beautifully illustrated works. Happy Spring!