The Enchanted Garden

An original exhibition by Laing Art Gallery incl Monet, Morris, Rosseti & more

Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene, 1864 by SImeon Solomon. © Tate, London 2018


Until Sunday 7 October

Visitor information

Opening Times

MondayClosed (10am - 5pm on bank holidays)
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 5pm
Sunday2pm - 5pm


Book online or at the Laing


Adult admission£12       
Adult without donation£10
12 and underFree
Family ticket**£20
Multi-visit ticket£19
Membership ticket***£5
Multi-visit ticket for members***£12

Please note a booking fee applies

All funds raised from the sale of tickets for this exhibition go to directly support the work of the Laing Art Gallery.

Max Card holders, members of NMDC and Museum Association and exhibition lenders: Free

*Concessions include senior citizens, 12-18 year olds, students, registered unemployed, disabled people (plus free entry for one carer).

**Two adults and two 12-18 year olds or one adult and three 12-18 year olds.

***Membership discount applies to Friends of the Laing, Art Fund members and Laing Exhibition Partners.

To be eligible for discounts you must show proof of age/status/membership


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From the Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionists to the Bloomsbury Group and 20th century abstraction, artists have taken inspiration directly from the gardens around them. These secret, enveloping and sometimes mysterious spaces are seen through windows, in panoramas and often repeated in different lights and seasons. The Enchanted Garden will feature artists including Claude Monet, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beatrix Potter, Pierre Bonnard, Lucien Pissarro, William Morris, Patrick Heron, Francis Bacon, Stanley Spencer, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant.

The Enchanted Garden will bring the Laing’s painting ‘The Dustman or The Lovers’ by Stanley Spencer into the context of major works by British and French artists from across the UK and beyond which explore the garden as a ‘stage’ for the extraordinary, the magical, the atmospheric and the nostalgic.

This exhibition is curated by the Laing Art Gallery, with generous support from the John Ellerman Foundation. Also supported by the Friends of the Laing Art Gallery, the Finnis Scott Foundation and the Golsoncott Foundation. 

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The Enchanted Garden Curator's Tour

Wednesday 26 September, 12.30-1pm 

This is the final tour before the exhibition finishes. 

More info here