Jun 17-Aug 12, 2017

Shakespeare Garden Tours

Shakespeare Garden Tours

Shakespeare Garden Tours

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Free and open to the public

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Free and open to the public

“There is Rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you love remember. And there is Pansies, that’s for thoughts. There’s Fennel for you, and Columbines. There’s Rue for you, and here’s some for me….”—Ophelia

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens invites all who love Shakespeare’s work to extend their experience from the sights and sounds of the stage to the scent and sweet beauty of his gardens.

Before taking your seat in the theatre, spend some time in the courtyard between the Hellems and Education buildings. Here, a passionately committed team of volunteers cultivates and tends gardens devoted to the plants that Shakespeare knew and memorably references in his plays. You will see a towering specimen of Rosa alba x alba, the White Rose of York, and the ancient Rosa gallica officianalis, The Red Rose of Lancaster. You can savor the fragrance of musk roses, carnations and rosemary, fennel and rue and banks of thyme, lavender and savory. Visit our sample of a traditional Elizabethan knot garden and be enchanted by our moonlight garden interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Encounter familiar carrots, lettuces, squash, turnips and radishes in the Kitchen Garden, punctuated with bay and apricot trees and twisted willow teepees for climbing peas and beans.

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CSG members will take you around the courtyard on a free, personalized tour of the gardens each Saturday when a performance is scheduled in the Mary Rippon. We'll meet in the gardens 90 minutes prior to curtain. Garden guide brochures are always available in the garden to aid your self-guided tours.

Plan to be pampered in the Gardens on July 1, 2017, as we welcome you to our annual midsummer High Tea, featuring herb-scented baked goods and flowery iced teas from the Tea Spot. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and wrap up in time for you to take your seat for that night’s performances of Hamlet at the University Theatre and The Taming of the Shrew in the Mary Rippon.

CSG enthusiastically welcomes new members, donors and sponsors. Visit our website or our Meetup page for more information. We devote ourselves to work in the gardens from March to October. In the winter months, we gather periodically to prepare for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s upcoming season with presentations on the plays and plant research.

We invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. Each week we will bring you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other CU Presents season, in the comfort of your own home.

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