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The Flowers That Inspired Shakespeare

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The Flowers That Inspired Shakespeare

April 23 is the anniversary of the death of English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare.


In honor of this day, we at Verdissimo would like to dedicate this article to one of the most important figures in the history of literature, a great writer who wrote many famous quotes about plants and flowers in his works.

Today many of these flowers are known as the flowers of Shakespeare”, and they are the theme of many botanical gardens located around the world. Some of the most representative gardens are the following:

  • Bethel Public Library, Bethel (Connecticut)
  • Brookfield Shakespeare’s Garden, Brookfield (Connecticut)
  • Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn (New York)
  • Shakespeare Garden, Evanston (Illinois)
  • Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (California)
  • Johannesburg Botanical Garden, South Africa
  • Herzogspark, Regensburg, Germany

These gardens, and many others, have become highly romantic places thanks to the flowers of Shakespeare, and have also become places of great cultural interest that are often used as the location for wedding ceremonies.

The plants and flowers of Shakespeare at Verdissimo

We would like to take this opportunity to showcase two products offered by Verdissimo, the biggest producer of preserved flowers and plants, that are linked to Shakespeare, his literary works, and his gardens.

  • Roses: roses are considered to be the most beautiful flowers in the world. In addition, this flower is full of meaning, though the meaning changes based on the color of the flower. The rose is also one of the most famous flowers of Shakespeare and plays a role in one of the writer’s most famous works, “Romeo and Juliet.” In the words of Juliet, “O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title.” 
  • Boxwood: these plants are often sued for interior décor. Their size and color create very natural, fresh spaces. Boxwood, known as Buxus Sempervirens, is a green-colored plant with little yellow flowers and is frequently used in Shakespeare gardens, which typically have geometric designs divided by boxwood, which is often found growing on pillars in Elizabethan architecture.

At Versissimo you can find many of the flowers of Shakespeare that are useful for interior décor and which are practically maintenance-free since they don’t need sunlight or water to retain their beauty over time.

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