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Audio slideshow: Shakespeare's gardens

A theatrical flourish welcomes visitors to this year's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show - as the Royal Horticultural Society celebrates the life and work of the famous bard.

Six unique gardens have been commissioned, each one inspired by a Shakespearean comedy. There is also a Tudor allotment filled with the varieties of fruits and vegetables eaten 450 years ago.

Take a tour with the RHS Show Manager, Mandy Almond - and allotment creator Barry Locke, the head gardener at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford Upon Avon.

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Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 3 July 2010.


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