'Shakespeare's allotment' relocates to Anne Hathaway's Cottage

The "Shakespeare's Allotment" garden has been relocated to Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Hampton Court bronze award-winning allotment was originally recreated for the RHS show by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust head gardener Barry Locke.

The design features a vegetable patch with fruit and vegetables dating back to the 16th century and a life-sized willow statue of Shakespeare tending his garden, courtesy of Birmingham University.

The allotment features more than 30 different plants including asparagus lettuce, evening primrose, parsley, redcurrant, strawberry spinach, thyme and winter savory. The strawberry spinach was first cultivated more than 400 years ago.

"Replicating the allotment at Anne Hathaway's Cottage has been another fantastic and commendable project," said Locke. "We hope visitors will enjoy wandering around and admiring the wide variety of ancient fruit and vegetables."


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