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A detail from the cover of Francis Bacon's essay 'Of gardens'

Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Learn about the changing face of the garden in art and literature throughout history as seen in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for a multi-sensory late opening event immersed in the world of plants and flowers at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The name Sangorski is usually associated with fine bookbinding, but Alberto Sangorski's early love lay in illumination and calligraphy. Emma Stuart, Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will look at Francis Bacon's treatise Of gardens and ... Read more about Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

Short recital: Cuckoo as I me walked

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy music from ... Read more about Short recital: Cuckoo as I me walked

Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Alex Buck, Senior Collections Information Assistant will explore two contrasting royal gardens. Osborne House was created as a retreat for the Royal Family, and the garden depicted in the painting by Winterhalter of Queen Victoria with ... Read more about Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Exhibition special event - An Evening with Monty Don

Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for a special evening event with BBC Gardeners' World presenter and gardening writer Monty Don at The Queen's Gallery. Begin the evening with a complimentary glass of wine, a private view of the exhibition Painting Paradise: The ... Read more about Exhibition special event - An Evening with Monty Don

Short talk - Love at the edge of the garden: Pater and the fête galante

Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The eighteenth-century fête galante featured scenes of aristocratic love in a landscape, first popularised by the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. Often featuring music and conversation, the fête galante revealed the eighteenth-century fascination ... Read more about Short talk - Love at the edge of the garden: Pater and the fête galante

Conference - Waterloo 1815: the British Monarchy and the defeat of Napoleon

Saturday, 30 May 2015
Windsor Castle

Join a panel of highly distinguished political and military historians at this one-day conference discussing the Battle of Waterloo. ... Read more about Conference - Waterloo 1815: the British Monarchy and the defeat of Napoleon

Lecture - Sir Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber

Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Windsor Castle

Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures at Windsor Castle for an evening lecture discussing the magnificent portraits in the Waterloo Chamber. ... Read more about Lecture - Sir Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber

Short talk - Worth His Weight in Gold

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 to Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Co-curator of Gold, Lauren Porter, will focus on a beautifully illuminated page from the Padshahnama – the finest Islamic manuscript in the Royal Collection – which depicts the weighing ceremony of the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan. ... Read more about Short talk - Worth His Weight in Gold

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