A Weekend of Open Gardens: See Prague’s “Secret” Gardens and Parks

Open Gardens Weekend 2021

This weekend, June 6 and 7 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.

Open Gardens Weekend is an event where people have the opportunity to see usually inaccessible gardens, but also get to know their favorite parks in new ways.

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

The program also takes place in the gardens of Prague Castle. The Palace gardens under Prague Castle are situated on the southern slope of Hradcany hill and are a connection between Prague Castle and Lesser Town.

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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