|Title:||莎士比亚新居，埃文河畔斯特拉特福, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK|
|Markets:||Leisure and Sport, Cultural|
|Client:||The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust|
|Team:||Gillespies, FCB Studios, Timothy O’Brien, Chris Wise and Expedition Engineering|
The dramatic transformation of the garden at New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, the former residence of William Shakespeare for 19 years of his adult life, into a major new heritage landmark that celebrates Shakespeare and his legacy, with planting design by Gillespies.
The re-imagination of New Place provides visitors the opportunity to walk in Shakespeare's footsteps and trace the footprint of his family home in a contemporary landscape setting. Gillespies’ re-imagined planting design provides a creative, contemporary celebration of Shakespeare.
Throughout the garden, there are subtle re-imaginings that will help enhance the 'guest' experience. Themes from Shakespeare's work and life are plentiful, represented through planting, sculptures, text and archaeology.
A raised 'Golden Garden' cuts through and interfaces with all the spaces , creating pause for thought and engagement - 37 pennants stand at random among the golden, year round planting.
At the heart of the site - aptly named Heart of Home - pleached hornbeams encircle His 'Mind's Eye' a bronze sculpture of a windblown tree that depicts Shakespeare's power of imagination. Shakespeare's golden chair and desk are also here.
The sunken Tudor Knot Garden – which formed the centre-piece of Ernest Laws 1920 scheme for New Place - has been fully restored, with the addition of new scented planting.