Shakespeare Gardens is located in the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park in the heart of the South, Montgomery, Alabama. The Shakespeare Gardens will serve as a venue for a variety of events from non-amplified music concerts, lectures, and theatrical productions to private events including weddings and receptions. It has 56,700 square foot garden complex & has various plants & herbs. The venture is a multi-million dollar blessing by Wynton M. what’s more, Carolyn Blount to the general population of Montgomery.
The scene outline for The Shakespeare Gardens was made by Edwina von Gal and Company of New York and elements plants and blossoms, for example, Roses, Narcissus, and leek. Medlar and Pomegranate trees will also grow in the gardens, Leafy Bowers, woven with Willow, Honeysuckle, and white and red roses clinging to clamshell-shaped willow arbors provide a shady place for park visitors to sit and relax. Among them are 8,000 Narcissus bulbs covering 6,700 square feet. Another 1,000 square feet of bulbs include Asiatic Lilies and Chives. Surrounding a six-tiered 325-seat amphitheater with rock ledge seats are 4,000 Catlin Sedges, 4,790 Yellow Archangels, and 1,285 Moneyworts used as ground covers, along with 570 Rosemary and Lavender plants. A canopy of 55 trees will shade the garden and amphitheater and will be at their height of color at different seasons of the year. More than 200 magnificent garden shrubs are there.
Public restrooms for park visitors have been added as part of the new cultural park venue. The facility features a stone building and, like the amphitheater stage building, is covered by a conical shaped thatched roof and features special Medieval chandeliers. About 12 inches of special thatch roofing consists of Turkish water reed and English combed wheat.
The English-style buildings in the Gardens were designed by Robert McAlpine of McAlpine Tankersley Architects of Montgomery. Overall construction was managed by Taylor Dawson of Andrew and Dawson Construction Company of Montgomery. The extensively lighted amphitheater and gardens in the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for individuals and group tours. If you wish to organize your wedding or reception Events in Alabama, It will be available for admission-paid events by appointment. During scheduled events, the Gardens will be closed to the public.
The amphitheater features two crow’s nest lighting poles typical of the period except for the construction material. Additional, smaller garden sites scattered along walking trails to be located throughout the park will eventually be made available to Montgomery area garden clubs who wish to participate in the further development of the 300-acre park. This Garden can be the best place for choosing as Venues in Alabama for any event.