Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Friday, 5 August 2016 to Sunday, 26 February 2017

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 and Rembrandt van Rijn, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants. 



Opening times

April to October
Open daily, 09:30-18:00

November to March
Open daily, 09:30-16:30

Admission prices

Adult £6.70
Concessions £6.10
Under 17/Disabled £3.40
Under 5 Free

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