The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse showcases changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Current exhibition - "Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden".
Painting Paradise: The Art of the GardenFriday, 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. includes works by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt van Rijn and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants.
Maria Merian's Butterflies
Friday, 17 March 2017 to Sunday, 23 July 2017
Maria Merian’s Butterflies tells the artist’s extraordinary story through over 50 of her works acquired by George III and now in the
Royal Collection. Many are luxury versions of the plates from her famous publication on the insects of Suriname, the Metamorphosis, partially printed and partially hand-painted on to vellum by Merian herself.
The Queen's Gallery is open daily.
Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery