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Mercer Opens Shakespeare Garden Bookmark

Mercer Opens Shakespeare Garden
Did you know Shakespeare loved flowers and plants? In fact, elements of Shakespeare’s personal garden in Stratford-upon-Avon still exists as a popular tourist destination. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel to Europe to view a Shakespeare Garden. Mercer Botanic Gardens opens the first Shakespeare Garden in the Houston area Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. with a dedication ceremony in the East Side Gardens. Everyone is invited to meet the Bard in person during the event! The new garden is the first of its kind

Shakespeare Festival at Burroughs Bookmark

Shakespeare Festival at Burroughs
Harris County Precinct 4 invites the public to attend a free Shakespeare festival featuring crafts, entertainers, face painting, games, and food trucks Saturday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Burroughs Park, located at 9738 Hufsmith Road in Tomball, 77375. Performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet take place rain or shine Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. With plenty of action, intrigue, and romance, Romeo and Juliet is one

Storytime in the Gardens Bookmark

Storytime in the Gardens
Preschoolers aren’t just discovering new plants at Mercer. Now, they’re discovering new books too. Staff with Harris County Public Library (HCPL) and Mercer Botanic Gardens share some of their favorite nature books, from Jack and the Beanstalk to Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets, with children every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during Storytime in the Gardens at Mercer. “This is a great opportunity to introduce your child to the story-book setting of Mercer Botanic Gardens,” said Mercer Interim Director Jim Nutter.