Women's Heritage Trail
— Shakespeare Garden —The Shakespeare Garden is located in Cedar Brook Park, one of Union County's systems of public parks and recreation spaces. Now more than 75 years old, it is still cared for by the Plainfield Garden Club, historically a volunteer women's organization. It is one of the many successful projects by the garden club, which was founded in 1915. Its members were interested in beautifying the natural and horticultural landscape through the planting of groves, gardens and shade trees, and advocating for the elimination of blight, the removal of billboards, and the conservation of natural habitats. At the time of its inception in 1927, the idea of a Shakespeare Garden was relatively new, although today there are many well-known examples, including those at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Huntington Library in Pasadena, Central Park in New York City and Vassar College. The idea was to recreate the historical feel of the English garden during Shakespeare's time, using the actual flowers and plants mentioned in the Bard's works.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 549772 N 4495144|
|Decimal Degrees||40.60561667, -74.41168333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 36.337', W 74° 24.701'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 36' 20.22" N, 74° 24' 42.06" W|
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|Area Code(s)||732, 908|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near F S Mathewson Dr, Plainfield NJ 07060, US|
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