Open Gardens Weekend: See Prague’s “Secret” Gardens!

Open Gardens Weekend 2021

Explore Prague’s famous and not-so-well-known gardens. The aim of the event is to raise awareness and appreciation for gardens and the art of landscaping.

This weekend, June 12 and 13 will take place the Open Gardens Weekend (Víkend otevřených zahrad) around the Czech Republic.

It will be possible to visit about 160 gardens and parks throughout the country. Some gardens can be visited free of charge.

A number of parks and gardens are organizing rich accompanying programs including guided tours, children’s activities, concerts, etc.

The complex includes five gardens – Ledeburská zahrada, Malá Pálffyovská zahrada and Velká Pálffyovská zahrada, Kolowratská zahrada and Malá Fürstenberská zahrada.

They were formed in the 18th century, their decoration was contributed by famous artists of the Czech Baroque period and Early classicism and a number of terraces, pavilions, orangeries and glorietas reminiscent of Italian Renaissance gardens.

Tours of the Chateau and Flower Gardens (Podzámecká zahrada and Květná zahrada) will be ready in Kroměříž, the castle in Libochovice and at Vrchotovy Janovice castle you will “get to know” the last Chatelaine Sidonie Nádherná of Borutín.

A complete list of open gardens can be found here.

 

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