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Central Park's Shakespeare Garden celebrates 100th anniversary

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Photojournalists Dave Alter and Jeremy Murn show the beauty of the Shakespeare Garden ahead of the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. (WABC)

Shakespeare Garden is a four-acre landscape in Central Park. The garden features flowers and plants mentioned in Shakespeare's poems and plays.

In 1880, a black mulberry from his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, England was planted in the park.

The garden was created in 1913. It was renamed for the playwright in 1916 and dedicated to his memory.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 marks 400 years since Shakespeare died. This year the Central Park Conservancy is celebrating the garden's 100th Anniversary. The Central Park Conservancy is offering tours through this weekend.

For more information on visiting the garden, visit the Central Park Conservancy online here.

Check out a view of Shakespeare Garden in 360 (Must view on a Chrome or Firefox browser or using the YouTube app)

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