The arbour is used to display climbing plants, many of which would have been popular in Shakespeare’s day. The planting takes its inspiration from a Midsummer Night’s Dream:

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxslips and the nodding violet grows,

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk roses and eglantine.”

Botanical NameCommon Names
Rosa canina inermisDog rose
Rosa eglanteria syn: Rosa rubiginosaSweet briar. Eglantine rose
Rosa moschataMusk rose
Rosa multiflora
Humulus lupulusHop

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