Joaquin Sorolla – Louis Comfort Tiffany (1911). Courtesy of the Hispanic Society of America
Royal Academy of Art, London
30 January – 20 April, Saturday – Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-10pm
Explore the depiction of gardens in paintings in a landmark exhibition. Claude Monet once said “I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers.” And he is now the starting point for a landmark exhibition on gardens in art, covering works from the 1860s to the 1920s.
See over 120 of the most important works from Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde painters including Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Sargent, Van Gogh and Matisse.
£17.60 for adults, concessions available. Under 16s go free.
Book tickets here.
Orchids at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens, Surrey
6 February – 6 March, 10am-4.15pm
February is carnival season in Brazil and Kew Gardens are celebrating with exotic plants and habitats. Delve into mysterious forests of orchids and bromeliads in spectacular colours.
The displays will be created to bring the carnival spirit to Britain. Look out for the pond display and enormous ‘rainforest tree’ sculptures. Plus learn about Kew’s vital conservation work in Brazil.
£14 for adults, concession, child and family rates available. Ticket price includes entry to the garden and other buildings.
Book tickets here.
NGS Snowdrop Festival
Locations across England and Wales
Join the first ever snowdrop festival and explore local gardens in the National Gardens Scheme. Over 100 gardens in England and Wales will open to the public to feature stunning snowdrop displays.
Discover different varieties of snowdrops and take a walk through stunning surroundings. It’s the perfect way to get you in the mood for spring. Plus the entrance fee is donated to charity. Find your nearest NGS garden for opening dates and times as well as prices.
Visit the NGS website.
P.S. Live in Scotland?
Visit Scotland is running its own Snowdrop Festival from 30 January – 13 March. Find a list of venues, dates and times online.
Go to Visit Scotland’s website.
Chiswick House Camellia Show