An Elizabethan gardener

A garden like this one would make an ideal place for Shakespeare's characters to eavesdrop - like Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.

Shakespeare also flaunts his knowledge of weeding in Richard II:

'Go bind thou up yond dangling apricocks ... cut off the heads of too-fast growing sprays ... I will go root away the noisome weeds .' (Act 3, Scene 4) [click here to view the previous page]

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