May 8, 2017
Books and music Heritage Visual arts

Landscape designers and bothany enthusiasts should add a new book to their library. Botanical Shakespeare was conceived by Shakesperasre historian Gerit Quealy and artist Sumié Hasegawa, who collaborated for a book that examines every plant that appears in Shakespeare’s works. The volume portraits over 170 flowers, fruits, grains, grasses, trees, herbs, seeds and vegetables that have been mentioned in his plays and poems, and features colour illustrations, including a dictionary describing each plant.

Botanical Shakespeare
Author: Gerit Quealy
Illustrations: Sumié Hasegawa
Full title: Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World’s Greatest Playwright
Publisher: Harper Collins. Foreword by Helen Mirren
Year: 2017
Credits: images via and
Read more
news on and follow our posts on twitter, instagram, pinterest and facebook