An Elizabethan-style courtyard tucked away in Wagga’s Botanic Gardens has now been reopened after a much-needed face-lift.
The Shakespearean Garden first opened in 1988 with the help of the Shakespearean Society of Wagga, the first of its kind in all of Australia.
On Wednesday, the Shakespearean Society gave a live reading of some of the poet’s finest works to help celebrate the freshly refurbished garden.
Wagga City Council’s horticulture supervisor, Henry Pavitt, said his team used urns, decorative statues, patterned pavers, and traditional gates to create an Elizabethan atmosphere.
“It’s a nice little courtyard space that is quite private and out of the way – it’s hidden up here and probably one of the Botanic Gardens’ best hidden gems at the moment,” Mr Pavitt said.
“We’re trying to provide another venue for people having celebrations, weddings, naming ceremonies, and we've already had requests for recitals,” he said.
The upgrades come as the Gardens celebrate 50 years.