Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SHAKESPEARE GARDEN @ NU

nestled behind the new ford engineering design center at northwestern university is one of my favorite old haunts - the historical shakespeare garden.  i haunted it 30 years ago, but the garden predates my last haunt by 60 years! hidden from view by 2 rows of tall hedges and design by Jens Jensen, the garden is truly a buried treasure! unfortunately, we arrived at the garden as the sun was setting...view across the garden looking south toward the chapel...
an old rose and a crabapple illuminated by the failing light...
looking east the sun reflected by leaves of a tree...
i'm so glad the university has preserved this gem! more information about the garden can be found here:  http://www.northwestern.edu/observer/issues/2004-10-07/garden.

2 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a gorgeous garden, it's indeed a gem. Thanks for sharing, I loved the pics!

em said...

thanks, ye! i was so relieved the garden was still there!