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Thursday, June 9, 2011

'Shakespeare in Bloom' Saturday

Plan of Plainfield's Shakespeare Garden,
one of about a hundred worldwide.
Plainfield's Shakespeare Garden, one of a hundred or so on the entire planet, will be celebrated Saturday with a 'Shakespeare In Bloom' gala event, sponsored by the Plainfield Garden Club.

The local chapter of the national gardening organization has, among its other activities, tended the Shakespeare Garden for over 80 years, to the delight of Plainfielders and others.

In recent years, the club has also undertaken outreach efforts that include plantings in the student quadrangle at Plainfield High School.

Visitors to this year's event will find the trumpet vines are beginning to thrive around the new pergola and walkway, and that the stone retaining wall has been rebuilt by the County Parks Department, which partners with the Garden Club in maintaining the Shakespeare Garden. Visitors
can also take tours of the garden, with club members explaining the plantings.

Gift items and plants will be offered for sale, and refreshments will be on hand.

Longtime PGC members Jeanne Turner, Barbara Sandford
take a break during recent preparations for Saturday's gala.

Presented by the Plainfield Garden Club

June 11
10:00 AM
- 2:00 PM

Shakespeare Garden at Cedar Brook Park
(Near the Randolph Road Cricket Pitch)
Parking along the park's drives;

note that the drive nearest the Garden is a one-way EXIT from the Park.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: you might note that you can't turn in to the garden from Randolph Road, which may seem closest because that park road is one-way out. Hope to see you there.