In the time of Shakespeare, there was intense interest in gardens. Gardens not only provided beauty – they provided healing herbs, vegetables, fruit, perfumes and household remedies.  New plants were being brought to England from  all over the world and Elizabethan gardens reached a peak of beauty and complexity. This beautifully produced book features fourteen gardens: three gardens on properties owned by Shakespeare; three restorations of major Elizabethan period gardens; gardens in the United States inspired by and dedicated to the Bard; and the Canadian gardens of Stratford, Ontario and British Columbia. The author is one of the premier landscape photographers and each entry has a detailed description and  history of its creation; each photograph is accompanied by a substantial quotation from the play in which the plant or tree is referenced by the Bard.