10th Dec, 2016

New lawn at Shakespeare's New Place

Stratford Editorial 11th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SHAKESPEARE’S New Place has had a new lawn laid.

Shakespeare’s final Stratford home will reopen to the public on July 1 following a major ‘re-imagining’ by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The project – part of which has seen the Great Garden restored to its former glory – was undertaken as part of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

SBT head of gardens Glyn Jones, said: “The lawn has transformed the landscape of New Place and will be a space for visitors to sit, relax and contemplate in this the most enduring project to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy.”

The Bard moved into New Place in 1597 and lived there for 19 years.