This stunning compilation, which includes

the first-ever foreword contributed by

Dame Helen Mirren, is an homage to the specific flora that populates the

beloved Bard’s words.




This graceful volume... beautifully combines my love of Shakespeare and

gardening. Seeing what each plant looks like, their faces

if you will, is fascinating.


Award Winning Actor & Passionate Gardener

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Monday, January 22nd 2018 | 92nd Street Y

12:00pm - 1:30pm EST | 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Author talk with pictures & prizes + book signing!

Thursday, March 15th 2018 | Thomas Ford Memorial Library

7:00pm CST | 800 Chestnut St, Western Springs, IL 60558

Shakespeare in the Wild. A lively discussion on where Shakespeare is hiding all around you & how to grow it to sharpen your brain, brighten your day, & spark your imagination. Flora & prizes

Sunday, March 18th 2018 | Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

2:00pm CST | 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130

Sleuthing Shakespeare's Plants: Crimes & Intervenors -- Deducing Hamlet's father's poison. The secret of the Medlar, & the unsolved mystery of the Caraway!

Tuesday-Saturday, May 22-26 2018 | Chelsea Flower Show

London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR

Shakespeare in the Wild, 

Sunday, July 29th 2018 | Word On The Water

3:00pm UCT | York Way, Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

Botanical Shakespeare Readings and Concert,

Saturday, August 4th 2018 | LongHouse Reserve

6:00pm EST | 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

Botanical Shakespeare Concert,



Gerit Quealy regularly gives presentations on a variety of Elizabethan topics. Attend one of her scheduled lectures, listed above, or should you wish

to schedule a talk, please contact her below.

View a complete list of lecture topics here.

Planting & Growing Shakespeare

Botanical Shakespeare is the perfect springboard for creating your very own  Shakespeare-themed garden, plot or pot. However, if you would like some guidance, curation, & further insight into planning & planting your garden, Gerit is available for consultations, conceptualization & championing you on. Contact below with any inquiries.


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