Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden


Marco Ricci, A View of the Cascade, Bushy Park Water Gardens, c.1715. Courtesy of Royal Collection Trust / copyright Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 Pinterest


Explore the beauty and tranquillity found when art and nature collide with Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden at the Queen's Gallery.

This enchanting exhibition looks at how the humble (and often not so humble) garden has been celebrated in art throughout history. Used variously as places to find solitude, to seek sanctuary or to just pass time pleasantly, the garden is the perfect meeting point between mankind and nature.

Drawing on the Royal Collection's extensive treasures, this wide ranging exhibition features paintings, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts that have been inspired by beautiful gardens, many from royal landscapes.

Going back to the origins of the garden as it is known today, the story begins in the 6th Century BC, when the notion of an enclosed, earthly paradise can be traced to Persia. Featuring many historic and incredibly rare works, including an illustrated Islamic manuscript from the 16th Century.


Venue Details & Map

The Queen's Gallery

Buckingham Palace Road
+44 (0)20 3123 7300
Public transport:
Tube/Rail: Victoria Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner.

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