Shakespeare's Plants

September 23, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Visitor Center & Conservatory

2450 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605

This event is free!


We might not always recognize their common names, but many plants and flowers flourish within the works of William Shakespeare. So UGA Professor of English and author of "Shakespeare's Medical Language."

Dr. Sujata Iyengar asks some of her undergraduate classes to come to the Garden to see these plants up close so that they can better understand what Shakespeare's characters are trying to say when they mention particular plants or herbs. She has agreed to come teach us a bit about Shakespeare's plants too. We can't cover everything in one evening, so Dr. Iyengar will focus on flowers and plants collected or mentioned by Perdita (The Winter's Tale) and Ophelia (Hamlet).