Step into a splendid garden
The exhibition presents a spectacular and lush extravaganza of flower paintings spanning two centuries. Explore familiar and rare exotic flowers – and find strange blooms you have never seen before.
A flower is not just a flower
The exhibition offers a sensuous walk through the rich variety of the world of flowers, but it also digs deeper to show that a flower is not simply a flower.
The artists’ representations of flowers, fruit, and plants are affected by history and the prevalent world view. A picture of a flower is a picture of its own time.
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Get creative in the drawing studio, see the conservators at work, and much more. The café and bookshop also focus on flowers.
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View the flowers up close
We have made the many paintings from the vast album known as The Gottorfer Codex available here, allowing you to view them in full close-up.
View the many flower paintings