• An Abridged Shakespeare at Hampton Court

    10th July 2010Garden Shows and EventsStephanie Donaldson

    Gardens inspired by Shakespeare’s Comedies were sponsored by the RHS. The ‘As You Like It’ garden had very appealing willow sheep,  a hawthorn tree hung with  fragments of poetry and a rather inviting oak stump shelter.  I loved the planting in the ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ garden – the inclusion of  Salvia Hotlips  with its red and white flowers may have bothered the judges (definitely not Elizabethan) but I thought it worked well among the other more traditional flowers.