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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

Detail from an Islamic manuscript showing two figures in a garden setting

Access Event - Verbal description: Persian paradise – 'to happily strut in the garden of the page'

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

This afternoon event for blind and partially-sighted visitors at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will describe the past exotic world of Persian gardens represented in the Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden exhibition. ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal description: Persian paradise – 'to happily strut in the garden of the page'

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

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

Saturday, 23 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

Family Activities: Crowns and Coronations

Saturday, 23 May 2015 to Sunday, 31 May 2015
Windsor Castle

Celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's Coronation with us at Windsor Castle. Make a sparkling crown or sword of state to commemorate the occasion. Follow our special themed activity trail around the State Apartments and discover the tiny crowns ... Read more about Family Activities: Crowns and Coronations

Family Activities: Horses Galore

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 to Friday, 29 May 2015
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
Follow our Family Multimedia Guide to find out more about these special residents of the Royal Mews and then join us in the Learning Room to create your own hobby horse. 
 

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

Short talk - Coaches and Coronations

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

Gold has long been associated with royalty and many of the items associated with coronations are made of this precious material. Join Lauren Porter, co-curator of Gold for this short gallery talk which will focus on a number of objects which ... Read more about Short talk - Coaches and Coronations

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