Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare Garden
4.5
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Neighbourhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 81st St – Museum of Natural History • 4 min walk
  • 86th St • 8 min walk
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Maltipoo16
New York1,794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The garden is truly a must see in the spring. I visited Mid April, and the tulips in the garden where in full bloom. The flowering trees where definitely past peak, but still had a lot of flowers on them. The views in the garden where truly magnificent, everywhere you looked it was just so colorful. The steps in the garden are a bit uneven, so watch that for children, pets, and anyone with mobility issues. I definitely recommend a trip to the garden in the spring!
Written 15 April 2023
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Valerie W
Austin, TX24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
We had our wedding ceremony in Shakespeare's Garden and it was absolutely breathtaking. Everyone there respected our private moment and it was an exceptional day. I absolutely love NY and can't wait to go back. What an amazing place with terrific people!
Written 25 September 2013
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pdhiggins7
Walker Valley, NY182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We spent quite a while exploring Central Park on our last visit to the city, and the highlight for me was this exquisite garden. Winding pathways and around every turn were lush, beautiful gardens. You definitely forget you are in the heart of New York City here!
Written 6 August 2019
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uktravailer
West Chester, PA606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
The Shakespeare Garden in Central Park, covers around 4 acres and contains plants that were specifically mentioned in the plays of William Shakespeare. It was so named in 1916 but fell into disrepair during the mid 20th century due to lack of funding. It's plight was largely highlighted by Helene Hanff's, author of the classic book "84 Charing Cross Road" in 1970. In her subsequent tour of Britain she mentioned that local volunteers could not obtain the correct plants for the garden and soon public donations of appropriate seeds were crossing the Atlantic from Shakespeare's homeland. Forty years on, the garden is well established and maintained.
Located near to the Belvedere Castle folly this is a pleasant place to meander for a while and enjoy the blooms of a quintessentially British garden. Hidden amongst the plantings are brass plaques with quotes form the Bards' plays which refer to the plants.
A lovely place to reflect...
Written 23 September 2017
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY3,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Just came here today in August and the garden was beautiful and lush. It was rainy so there were very few people here. The garden is relatively small, but definitely worth a visit!
Written 10 August 2023
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Ellenlyn
Larksville, PA218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Couples
The reviews all say the same thing because its true. We wanted to see Belvadere Castle which is closed and under construction. Because it was nearby, we walked down through the stone stairs that meander through the garden. What a lovely place! I read about it but didn't put it on my list of things to do. But you can, especially if you're planning to be near the castle anyway. It's not big and nice to wander. I forgot for a minute that I was in the city. We saw three different groups of people with professional photographers here, so it's a thing. It's not tortured and coiffed. Rather, it feels natural like everything just grew there on its own. We were so lucky to be there early June, so many beautiful and unusual flowers were in bloom at this time. Kudos to the garden-tenders. I loved it here.
Written 15 June 2018
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mojo95630
Folsom, CA69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
To no fault of the Park or Shakespeare himself, this was just bad timing on our part.

A neat marble couch and a statue, but the "garden" itself had not come alive yet after the winter.
Written 24 March 2016
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Melody
Portland, OR450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
I wasn't sure a visit to the garden would be worthwhile in the middle of winter but boy was I wrong! Granted, the signs are covered in snow but it's endless beauty! The statues are still visible and so is the theater.
Written 24 February 2014
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Jean-PaulV1000
Panama City, Panama189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2012 • Couples
We woke up at 5am to get those tickets.
We did the longest line but finally we were able to get some.
Its a simple basic installation but the whole waiting on the park was amazing to really get close to nature. To see as many actors at the same time, up close and for free. Its worth waiting!
We did it on 2010 to see al pacino also...
Written 19 December 2012
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ELKW
United States11,824 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
it's located inside the central park, it's not a big garden, not much to see, buy just walk through it to take a look if you are in the central park
Written 6 July 2023
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