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A beautiful space in every season.

Even in the rain, the Shakespeare Gardens in the heart of Stratford offer a lovely, peaceful space... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denise H
Beautiful!

This is a lovely spot to visit while in Stratford. Spend some time in the gazebo, gazing at the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 Huron St, Stratford, ON, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in the rain, the Shakespeare Gardens in the heart of Stratford offer a lovely, peaceful space to enjoy. Beautifully designed, the gardens are well maintained and have an eclectic mix of species to enjoy - it's a wonderful little surprise, slightly off the main...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot to visit while in Stratford. Spend some time in the gazebo, gazing at the river.

Thank 696mrsm
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The map here on TA shows the Garden in the wrong location. It's next to the river by the Perth County Courthouse. Very picturesque gardens with different flowers and plants. Lots of black squirrels and some interesting features. Nice place to get away from the...More

Thank TRbeer
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Stepping on the felt leaves, along the the lake by myself, enjoying the British styled garden which is not too far from my home. (about one and half hour driving). This is beautiful, in that moment, you can think whatever or whoever you like.

Thank 123math
Reviewed 24 September 2018

My husband and I had a beautiful walk in these beautiful gardens. A very peaceful place. Many flowers , pathways and a beautiful river. Also we walked under the road. I would visit again.

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Doesn't matter what month you visit, the gardens offer beauty and a sense of peace. The head gardener is often available and is so willing to speak with you about different flowers and plants.

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Spectacular little Gardens, wonderful use of herbs and vegetables within the landscape. Definitely going back for a longer visit. I would love to see the Gardens in full bloom.

Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 16 September 2018

On a pretty cool day these gardens are a delight. Flowers, pools, streams, paths. And, of course, named for the Bard. What could be better in Stratford, Ontario

Thank Murfee
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We enjoyed all the paths, and beautiful flowers. Not that big, but nice for a brief visit if you're already in the area.

Thank saswan
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A lovely quiet spot nestled between the main street and the Avon River. Well-tended gardens with a variety of colourful and interesting plants. Bring your camera!

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victoriael
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Response from Rob F | Reviewed this property |
Many people have thrown a blanket on the ground there to enjoy a picnic lunch. you can also picnic along the lake by the theater. if you are looking for picnic tables and washroom facilities then I suggest Upper Queens Park... More
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