Cutlers Botanic Garden master gardeners hosting “Much Ado in the Garden”

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Cutler Botanic Garden is transporting visitors back to the Elizabethan Era with quite a bit to do with Shakespeare.

Cutler’s master gardeners are hosting an event called Much Ado in the Garden this Sunday.

The family-friendly celebration will include live music, theater and costumed characters strolling through the beautiful garden in full bloom.

There will be royals and jesters and common folk, along with a performance by the Madrigal Choir in full period dress.

Master Gardener Eve Berman says the garden is a perfect setting for Shakespeare.

“There’s nothing like seeing it outside to make something so old seem so new.  Every single thing under the sun that you see happening today, from political intrigue, to murderers, to grand romances and star-crossed lovers and people running away and refugees, everything is in Shakespeare.  And, if you see it, it is all so beautifully put together,” said Berman.

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

There will be tours throughout plus food vendors, raffles, and a plant sale.

Plus, Weis Markets is sponsoring a children’s tent with games such as pool noodle jousting, turkey leg ring toss, and a castle bean bag toss.

“Weis just wanted to get involved in the community, come out and support a fun day for the kids,” said Produce Associate Clay Relyea.

Cutler Botanic Garden is located at 840 Upper Front Street next to Cornell Cooperative Extension.

There is no set admission fee but a $5 donation to support the garden is suggested.

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