Shakespeare Garden – San Francisco, California - Atlas Obscura

San Francisco, California

Shakespeare Garden

A garden oasis filled with flowers mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare.  

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Established in 1928, this garden pays homage to the plants featured throughout Shakespeare’s many literary works. The garden was originally conceived by Alice Eastwood, the former Director of Botany at the Academy of Sciences. Around 200 flowers featured across the garden are found in the pages of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. The garden’s many benches are frequently used for picnics and reading. Along the back wall of the garden, visitors can find a few quotes from the famous author. 

Know Before You Go

The garden is next to the California Academy of Sciences and is easily accessible from Nancy Pelosi Dr., Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., or via the path next to the science museum.

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