Contemplating Paradise.

 The Exhibition of Painting Paradise/ The art of the garden at The Queen’s Gallery is wonderful.

It includes tapestries, painting, ceramics and prints.

Three rooms have been arranged to show the various categories of work devoted to horticulture.

At one level it shows the history of gardens form the Persian gardens through to Renaissance gardens and onto modern gardens.

At another level it brings out the various art forms connected with this topic.

My favourites include:

Queen Victoria’s Chandilier from Osborne House.

A painting of a border by Queen Alexander. 

Henryviii’s book on horticulture.

The Faberge flowers.

Outside the weather was hot.

Inside the gallery provide a cool space to examine how much horticulture has been used to provide an area for relaxation and contemplation.

Long may this continue!

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