I hate to tease, but if you were here in early May this is what Shakespeare Garden would look like, but in the end of March you may just catch the first signs of spring in this majestic garden. It's hard to believe that smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York City there are rare flowers blooming...check out these shots my daughter Gabby took
how to get to Shakespeare Garden:
As you leave the front door of the MET, turn left and you will look up the hill to the entrance of Central Park. Take a walk up the hill (keeping the side of the MET to your left), cross the street to continue into the park. Follow the paved path in Central Park as it curves left and heads over to the infamous garden. Once the path curves left you see up high on the hill glimpses of the regal Belvedere Castle. Look up at this amazing Castle in the distance and keep walking a bit more until there is a left turn on the paved path, take the left turn and straight ahead on your right will be the lovely famous, historic Swedish Cottage. This cottage looks straight out of the storybook tale of Hansel and Gretel. It is an authentic cottage, and inside is a Marionette Theatre offering shows weekly (look on the door for time schedules).
this is the entrance to Shakespeare Garden
The natural log benches, engraved plaques
and many busy volunteers moving about
weeding, pruning and keeping this garden in its glory
photography by Gabby Stephenson