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The Shakespeare Garden

The Shakespeare Garden, located in front of the Pardee Laboratories Building at USD, features every flower, herb, and shrub mentioned in Shakespeare's works . . . everything from columbine to wormwood. The sculpture of William Shakespeare (shown in the picture at the website) was created by Martin Wanserski, a USD artist. The USD Emeritus Club dedicated the Shakespeare Garden on April 23 (Shakespeare's observed birthday), 1988.

The Emeritus Club Shakespeare Garden of the University of South Dakota was conceived during a 1986 conversation between two retired professors, William O. Farber and Raphael Block. When Professor Block described with enthusiasm the section of the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California, which features the flowers, herbs, and shrubs mentioned in Shakespeare's works, Professor Farber's reaction was, "Why can't we have one?" The rest is history.

Location:Vermillion South Dakota 57069

(Hines) Burns District Bureau of Land Management
Lewis and Clark Lake
The Shakespeare Garden