His Mind's Eye (c) James Kerr Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (2)Last Saturday, the site of Shakespeare’s last resting place, New Place Gardens, were reopened to the public, so they could see the fruits of a £6million project to provide visitors with a window onto the great man’s world.

Starting with the impressive oak and bronze gateway, the gardens aim to tell the story of Shakespeare’s life from boyhood to adulthood and explore the legacy left by his plays.

The money to transform the gardens to honour the 400th anniversary of his death were provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, the Wolfson Foundation, and through money raised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

As Stratford-upon-Avon residents, we were delighted to learn that we could enjoy the Gardens for free, so on a beautiful sunny morning, the whole family went down to take a look. Gav took some 360 photos which can be viewed on Google Maps for anyone else interested in this amazing and inspirational space.

 

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