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15 Nov 2010 00:00 - 00:00

Historic Gardens and Parks in the Czech Republic, Their Restoration and Management

A Lecture by Inka Truxova of the National Monuments Institute in Prague. Bohemia and Moravia overflow with castles, chateaux, monasteries and historic houses many of which are surrounded by splendid and unique gardens that represent some of the best of garden design in Europe throughout the ages.

Inka Truxová, a specialist in the conservation and protection of historic gardens, works for the National Institute for Protection of Monuments and is in charge of conservation work on sites designated as national landmarks.

She will focus on garden history in the Czech Republic and will discuss the splendours of the gardens of  Kroměříž Chateau - an especially attractive and well preserved example of Baroque design listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage site; the park, historic greenhouses and the ornamental farmhouse at Veltrtusy Castle, just north of Prague; and Kuks, the large spa resort in the foothills of Krkonoše Mountains with beautiful Baroque landscaping, a water cascade and  a hospital garden.

The lecture will be well illustrated with colour slides of the gardens and parks at the heart of the lecture and of the original plans and documents.

Tickets: £15 including wine

Please send payment with an S.A.E. to:
Pamela Dawson, 264 Middle Road, Southampton SO19 8PB, making your cheque payable to:

The Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks.

Organised by The Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks (www.czechfriends.net ) in association with the Garden History Society.



30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


15 Nov 2010 00:00 - 00:00


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