Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden in The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, London, reveals the way in which gardens have been celebrated in art across four centuries. 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. 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, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants.
Open daily from Friday, 20 March 2015 to Sunday, 11 October 2015