The iconic Shakespeare Garden at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, was designed by Jens Jensen in 1915 and constructed by the Garden Club of Evanston in from 1916 to 1929. The 70’ by 120’ garden is home to more than 50 varieties of plants that were mentioned in William Shakespeare’s writings. The park is arranged in four outer beds that are designed informally, and four inner beds that are formal knot gardens, all separated by boxwood and bordered with hawthorn trees. The garden holds a fountain and plaque honoring Shakespeare and includes benches for guests to sit among the blooms and get inspired.

Rosborough Partners was delighted to be part of a team selected to rehab the garden in 2016 along with Landscape Architect Ann Ziegelmaier and other strategic partners, and work alongside the Garden Club of Evanston to maintain the property.

Strategic Partners

Ann Ziegelmaier (Landscape Architect)

Hitchcock Design Group

Block Electric

Central Irrigation

Masonry by Fernando.