Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Friday, 20 March 2015 to Sunday, 11 October 2015

Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where man and nature meet. 

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden reveals the way in which gardens have been celebrated in art across four centuries.

Bringing together paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts, the exhibition explores the changing character of the garden from the 16th to the early 20th century. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants. 

Opening times

Open daily, 10:00-17:30
Last admission 16:15

Admission prices

Adult £10.00
Concessions £9.20
Under 17/Disabled £5.20
Under 5 Free

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School Sessions

Still Life: Drawing skills workshop

Age group: 
Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Students will work with freelance artists to examine and draw from still life through the paintings and works of art displayed in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. ... Read more about Still Life: Drawing skills workshop

Miniature Gardens

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Maths
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Coming Soon........Using the Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden exhibition children will  learn about the chronology of garden design through significant periods of history and choose their favourite examples. Inspired by ... Read more about Miniature Gardens