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Prague Botanic Garden / Botanicka Zahrada Praha

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Czech Republic - Troja - Prague

Institution Code: PRAZ

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Prague Botanic Garden has its own vineyard <br> and produces wines.
Prague Botanic Garden has its own vineyard
and produces wines.

About the Prague Botanic Garden / Botanicka Zahrada Praha

The Garden invites its visitors to see and enjoy open air exhibitions, arranged as an impressive park, historical Vineyard of St. Claire, Japanese Garden, tropical greenhouse Fata Morgana together with numerous festive and educational events, targeting visitors of all walks of life. Also of importance, the natural surrounding is far away from the disturbing influence of the city.
The Garden is under continuous development, new expositions are emerging. This may be the reason of imaginary disconnection of the whole area of the Garden. So called "Southern Grounds" is especially worth of seeing because of its open space exhibition with Japanese garden and St. Claire´s Vineyard, "Northern Grounds" are inviting visitors to see another open space exhibition with Peony meadow and a collection of frost-hard cacti, nicknamed "Mexico".

Main Address:
Prague Botanic Garden / Botanicka Zahrada Praha
Trojska 800/196
Troja 171 00 Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 234 148 111
Fax: +420 233 542 629
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mgr. Věra Bidlova
    Curator's Name: Eva Smrzova
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Pavel Sekerka
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 50
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 14
    Administration Staff Number: 29

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1969
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 30 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 15 Hectares
  • Total Area: 47 Hectares
    Latitude: 50.1209
    Longitude: 14.4208
    Annual Rainfall: 500 mm
    Altitude: 230.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 2200 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 5000
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 300000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 18000
  • Special Collections:Bulb and tuber plants of Mediterranean
    Carnivorous plants
    Tropical plants
    Peony collection
    Winter hard cacti collection
    Ornamental perennials collection
    Colection of winter hard bamboo
    Japanese garden

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes