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Shakespeare’s Garden on GO TO MEETING
October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
In October the Colorado Shakespeare Gardeners will take great pleasure in leading the Denver Rose Society on a virtual tour of their gardens. Between the Education Building and the Mary Rippon outdoor theater, where so much Shakespeare has been performed over the years, the Colorado Shakespeare Gardens flourish on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Under many magnificent trees – Cypress, Red Bud, Hawthorn, English Oak and Catalpa, to name but a few – the numerous gardens dedicated to the plays of the Bard sit in stately array.
Gardens commemorating “Midsummer Nights Dream,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “Othello,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and many more are resplendent in the full sun and dappled shade of a courtyard, as is befitting a Tutor garden. Each garden contains plants mentioned in the play for which it is named. Where a plant can no longer be found or will not grow in Colorado, a David Austin rose has been planted. ‘Sweet Juliet,’ ‘Nobel Antony,’ and ‘Shakespeare’ himself are among the lovely blooms created by Mr. Austin. Season to season roses, herbs, perennials, annuals, vegetables and fruit trees are tended by committed gardeners who love the art of gardening almost as much as they love the art of Shakespeare.
Kari Mitchell is the Tour Designer for the Colorado Shakespeare Gardens. She joined the Gardeners 4 years ago after finding them listed on Meetup. A lifelong lover of Shakespeare, Kari was looking for a book club and was delighted at the first meeting to discover the size and scope of the gardens and the work the gardeners do. She spends much of her summer doing the pruning, weeding and caretaking that makes the Colorado Shakespeare Gardens among the most beautiful public gardens in the state. Again, a lifelong gardener who learned to garden with her mother, she is thrilled to have people to garden with; her mom does not live in Colorado. Kari’s favorite play is “Hamlett.” The Prince of Denmark struggles with indecision that as Kari says, “Is painful to experience.” “Hamlett,” like much of the Bard’s work, is very relevant today.
MEETING INFORMATION for Denver Rose Society Meeting – October 8, 2020
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Denver Rose Society Meeting – Shakespeare’s Garden
Thu, Oct 8, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (MDT)
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