In the Garden with Geri Laufer
12:50 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

In the Garden with Geri: On Shakespeare's Birthday, Elizabethan Herbs

In Elizabethan times, garden herbs were used for a great deal more than just cooking.
In Elizabethan times, garden herbs were used for a great deal more than just cooking.
Credit Kate Sweeney / WABE

 These days, when we think of garden herbs, we might consider rosemary for our chicken or a little basil for our pizza. But in William Shakespeare’s time, herbs were hardly limited to the kitchen.


Today, on Shakespeare’s birthday, horticulturist Geri Laufer takes us for a walk through the herb garden as the sixteenth-century playwright might have seen it.
 

Thanks to actor Veronika Duerr of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, for providing dramatic readings.

 

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