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Pruhonice Botanic Garden

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Czech Republic - Průhonice

Institution Code: PRUHO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level III

About the Pruhonice Botanic Garden

Pruhonice Botanical Garden

The Institute of Botany is involved in research on taxonomy, biosystematics and evolution of plants and selected groups of fungi, ecology, ecophysiology, phytogeography, vegetation mapping, dendrochronology and palaeoecology, and karyology and population genetics studies, both nationally and internationally. The Institute carries on three departments suitable as botanic garden or park: the Pruhonice Park, the Pruhonice Botanic Garden and the Collection of aquatic and wetland plants in Trebon.

Pruhonice Botanical Garden was founded in 1963. Original program followed horticultural and botanical tradition in Pruhonice. There have been collected great collections of irises, roses, peonies, daylilies and rhododendrons in the garden during its existence. The aim is to gather gene – pool collections; preserve them and present original botanical species as well as their variability to the public, and to show the progress of breeding since Middle Age to the latest trends in breeding. The collections are thoroughly systematic and chronologically organized. Ancient and historic irises are unique and they were found in the nature or in historic gardens. The collection of historic irises in the Botanical garden of Pruhonice is one of the largest in the world. The most significant part of Iris collection are ancient varieties of Iris germanica and Iris pallida x variegata. The collection of irises has been involved in the national program in 2006, peonies and daylilies in 2015. All National collection data are accessible in Grin Global database.

The garden maintain also arboretum of old local fruit trees, several dendrological expositions and water - plants - displays. The rose garden is the largest in the Czech regarding to number of taxons and cultivars.

The Pruhonice Park and the garden are within the same premises and one admission fee. Access to the garden is from park.

Main Address:
Pruhonice Botanic Garden
Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences
Zámek 1
252 43 Czech Republic

Telephone: 00420/267 015 713
Fax: 00420/267 015 713
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: RNDr. Pavel Sekerka
    Curator's Name: Ing. Zuzana Caspers (Iris collection), Ing. Marketa Machackova (Hemerocallis collection), Mgr. Petra
    Plant Records Officer's Name: RNDr. Pavel Sekerka
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1963
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.9942349
    Longitude: 14.5635478
    Altitude: 325.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 7000
  • Special Collections:Special Collections: Ancient, historical but also contemporary cultivars of Iris, Rosa, Hemerocallis, Paeonia.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Education: No
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Courses for University/College Students: Yes