W&L Shakespeare Garden On Stemmons Plaza in front of the Science Center, blooming through Commencement

Come enjoy W&L's own Shakespeare Garden -- on Stemmons Plaza in front of the Science Center -- from now until Commencement.

This spring flower garden is laid out to replicate the floor plan of the Globe Theater, the open-air playhouse where Londoners enjoyed many of Shakespeare's plays. The flowers themselves are either typical of Elizabethan English gardens or specifically mentioned in one of Shakespeare's plays. The outer and inner perimeters are in squill and daffodils, the paid seating area is mostly tulips and hyacinths, and the area where the groundlings stood to watch the play is a mix of all bulbs. The stage are has wolfs bane and a variety of bulbs.

The garden was designed and planted by Professor Bill Hamilton, with assistance from students in the Biology Department.