Costume parade at Much Ado

Much Ado in the Garden


"Much Ado" in the Garden 2022

  • Sunday, July 17, 2022, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM



Celebrate Shakespeare and the Renaissance Era in Cutler Botanic Garden featuring performances by the Madrigal Choir and other local artists; tours of Cutler Garden; pageantry parades; raffles; costumed characters; craft and food vendors; children's activities and more!

"Much Ado" in the Garden is a free, family-friendly celebration of the arts, crafts, herbs and botany of Shakespeare’s England along with hands on adult and children’s activities. Indoor and outdoor performance venues so event is on, rain or shine.  Whether you are 5 or 95, there will be something for you that will engage all your senses!

Scheduled Activities:

11:00-Noon B.F. Harridan’s and Binghamton Morris Men Dancers

11:15-Noon Workshop and local poetry from The Binghamton Poetry Project

12:00 -12:45 Early Music Performance by Jeffrey Wahl

12:00-2:00 Scottish Fiddle tunes by Celtic Charm

12:45 Participatory Parade - join the parade in costume or not!

1:00-1:45 Scenes from Shakespeare performed by the Half-Light Theater Company

2:00 -2:45 Madrigal Choir of Binghamton

2:45 Raffle Drawing

All-Day Activities

Vendors, Raffles

Spinning demo from Lamb-to-Loom Guild


Shakespeare Garden Trail, scavenger hunt & prizes

Children’s games by Shakespeare Dramatic Club

Botanic workshops

Plant sales 

and more...

You can see some of last year’s festival by viewing this short video: Much Ado in the Garden 2021

Funding is provided, in part, by a project grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund.


Free! Donations appreciated.

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Linda Svoboda
Horticulture Program Educator
(607) 584-5016


840 Upper Front St. Ste. 1
Binghamton, NY 13905-1566

Last updated July 6, 2022