April 6, 2015
Topic: Arts & Culture
Shakespeare in the Arb turns 15 this summer, and Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum is celebrating with the exhibition “Shakespeare’s Garden.”
The exhibit "Shakespeare's Garden" runs through May 4. (Photo by Michele Yanga)
Throughout the conservatory at Matthaei and in the display gardens, plants and flowers that appear in the works of Shakespeare will be featured, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except Wednesday (open until 8 p.m.) through May 4. They will be accompanied by relevant passages from Shakespeare’s plays and poems.
“We hope visitors will appreciate how important nature and plants were to Shakespeare and to his work,” says David Betz, Matthaei-Nichols visitor operations manager.
The exhibit includes photographs from past Shakespeare in the Arb productions, artist and U-M alumnus David Zinn’s Shakespeare in the Arb posters, and original costumes from director Kate Mendeloff’s Residential College productions.
The exhibition is free. Shakespeare in the Arb performances of “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” in June are ticketed events. Tickets will be available later this spring.