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Shakespeare Garden

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City, NY 10024
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(212) 310-6600
06:00 - 01:00
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The Shakespeare's Garden is located in the middle of Central Park! It's a good choice for a sunny day

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fernando S
Porto Alegre, RS
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Shakespeare's Garden is located in the middle of Central Park! It's a good choice for a sunny day

Thank Fernando S
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Really is a gorgeous setting. My brother in law & his wife had their nuptials there...it was one of the few cooler days in July. It was a small ceremony, so perfect setting. A side note though...while it is gorgeous it is also right next to the highway. You definitely need to schlep with an amp and speakers. ...Also my... More 

Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a beautiful garden in Central Park. It is a hidden treasure on the way to Belvedere Castle. :-)

Thank OZS969
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178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

So glad my wife wanted to see Belvedere Castle. On our way, we stumbled upon the beautiful brilliance of Shakespeare Garden and were were simply amazed and thankful to behold this beauty upon the lovely hill side in Central Park. We sat down for a while to enjoy this beautiful area and witnessed several photo opportunities happening within feet. We... More 

Thank Bandit2118
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nothing in Central Park quite matches Shakespeare Garden, which is nestled below Belvedere Castle on the west side of the Park near the 79th Street entrance. Sit quietly on a bench or meander up the hill to see the variety of flowering plants that explode at this time of the year. Truly one of the City's hidden treasures.

1 Thank Will M
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Beautiful part of Central Park. The garden is great with nice benches to enjoy the flowers - all of them mentioned on Shakespeare's work.

Thank FabiBacc2015
Trinidad and Tobago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The entire park is gorgeous, but Shakespeare Garden is my favorite spot. Its quiet, never crowded and the garden is planted with flowers found in a traditional English Garden. There are stone footpaths that meander through the tiered garden with wooden benches along the way, so you can sit and rest while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful garden. A... More 

1 Thank sonja2183
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I didn't realize that when you visited that they have actors wandering around acting out Shakespeare's plays. Very fun cheap afternoon:)

1 Thank globetrottergrub
Point Edward, ON
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We happened upon this delightful spot in Central Park on a beautiful spring day. The tulips and other spring flowers were out in full bloom. The winding paths draw you in and up, the framed views of the castle, the turtle ponds, and the occasional plaque with quotes from the Bard's works among the flower beds invite you to linger.... More 

Thank maple_rev
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

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.

2 Thank mojo95630

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