Prague Botanical Garden

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Prague Botanical Garden
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Mehmet Tuncer
Ankara, Turkey13 contributions
Jun 2020
When you descend from Vyshgrad Castle with steep stairs, you reach the Vlatava River side. When you head east to see the urban texture from here, it is absolutely necessary to visit Charles University's Botanical Garden (Botanická zahrada) in a very close distance ..
The most important of the "Beautiful City" principles is that there are parts of nature that can immediately escape and take shelter in the crowd and density of the city. Botanická zahrada is also a place to relax, learn, have fun and please all the senses. The Botanical Garden is large and covers almost 70 hectares.
The Prague botanical garden is an oasis of peace and tranquility. There is a vast territory with giant trees, herb gardens, greenhouses, open-air exhibitions with various gardens and vineyards.
Open exhibitions cover a very large area. I walked along a beautiful stony path while watching the plants. The garden is located on a hill and many paths run up and down the hill. The botanical garden reveals beautiful views of the landscape and plants.
St. With exhibition spaces such as Clara's historic vineyards, a Japanese meditation garden, and the unique tropical Fata Morgana Greenhouse, it is truly worth a visit. Divided into three separate regions with different temperature and humidity rates, the 130 m long greenhouse offers a journey in tropical nature at any time of the year.
Written January 25, 2021
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Doug T
3 contributions
Sep 2021
Because I come to the Czech Republic often, I have a yearly pass to the botanical gardens. Beautifully landscaped. It has a snack bar and you can have tea or beer. The Saint Clare chapel and winery are there as well. Great to sit and have a glass of wine and overlook Prague.
Written September 9, 2021
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arshadmian786
Middle East709 contributions
Aug 2019
Good botanical garden offering great views. Need to be ready to walk quite a bit and on occasion on elevated terrain. Hilly, and many paths going up and down.A bit out the way and outside the city. Entry fees is reasonable. Not a whole lot of choice for eating inside.
Written June 24, 2020
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Jan O
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic2 contributions
May 2021
Well maintained BUT includes a tourist TRAP,
Beware of the trap when buying the combined ticket (botanic garden + green house Fata Morgana). There is only one remote entrance to the Fata Morgana which is outside the botanic garden. No directions, no signs in the whole area of the garden. No information provided at the desk neither. The garden is well maintained but the organization is chaotic. Also the cacti and succulents green house is open ONLY between 9-15. No information provided about this limitation in advance! We missed it by 5 minutes. The garden is nice but the organization should be learned from the Prague ZOO located nearby which I wholeheartedly recommend to visit.
Written May 31, 2021
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P C
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
As the Botanic garden is next to ZOO, most of the visitors use the south entrance reachable from the ZOO bus stop; nevertheless I can heartily recommend entering via north entrance on the top of the garden, for then you can descend all the way down the long slope, on which the botanic garden is situated, having very pleasant walk, and then continue to the zoo or Troja chateau if you like. The transport is a bit less easy to navigate, but not much. Take the red C metro line to the Kobylisy (next station after Nadrazi Holesovice from where zoo bus goes), there use the escalator in the same direction the metro train continues, taking you to the passage; turn left and go through the passage to the end, there use stairs on your left hand; there are bus stops right in front of you, find the one where the buses no. 102 and 144 serve and go to the stop „Na Pazderce“ (5./4. stop respectively; you don’t need to buy new ticket, just keep the one from the metro.). The buses are usually equipped with screen showing actual stop name. You don’t need to buy new ticket, just keep the one from the metro. The entrance to the botanic garden is right across the road (parking place and vegetation is visible from the bus), there is also billboard advertising botanic garden on the right side of the road. And now you can relish your walk through wetland or semi-desert scenery, peony meadow or charming arboretum grove; meet graceful giant metal llamas on the sunny hillside with panoramatic view, relax in hammock and finally reach the lower part of the botanic garden – ornamental, japanese and mediterrannean garden as well as the st. Clara vineyard. You can manage it all in 1-2 hours. Left garden via south exit and follow the signposts to the Fata Morgana greenhouse, or turn immediately left and use the stairs and path running down to the ZOO or Troja chateau (signposted „Kozí stezka“ – goat path, nevertheless its well paved and quite harming, though not at all barrierless.) And donť be confused with several reviews speaking about very small and nothing-to-see garden – it’s obviously mistakely referring to the university botanic garden in the city centre.
Written April 16, 2016
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MarthyJ
Prague, Czech Republic245 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Once upon a time... We decided to visit Botanical garden after trip to ZOO. What a mistake!!!

Garden was full of dogs, some people didnt clean that and. Yeah, we stepped in that. But we were not alone :) I think this area is interesting for people from Bohnice (part of Prague, nearby). But for a trip, and paid trip? Forget it! Some plants are interesting, some not. They should improve their exotical part. And one other warning: Its more hilly than ZOO and if you like nice views, you can go to nearby outlooks. Not paid :)

The worst thing for Prague citizens? They offer FREE entry for every day, but only for visitors from Prague 8...!!! I cannot understand that.
Written May 7, 2015
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Tweedy1938
London, UK150 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
The Botanical Gardens are but a bus ride from Prague (the same one that you would take for the Zoo). The nearest entrance to the gardens from the Zoo is a short walk away, but it is not too obvious, so be on the lookout for signs. Although the gardens are not expensive to get into, those of a certain age, can get in for just one crown. It is the same for the Zoo.
One of the spectacular things to see in the gardens is the “Fata Morgana Greenhouse”, a tropical greenhouse set into a rocky hillside. Split into sections which house tropical and semi-tropical plants. Look out for the underground gallery which enables you to see the aquaria of the pond above. At appropriate times of the year, if you are lucky, exotic butterflies can be seen in the greenhouse. There is a small gift shop for souvenirs.
The rather rough track up to the greenhouse continues on to the upper entrance, where you can enjoy the natural wooded areas. Follow the path down then to the cultivated areas, including the Ornamental, Japanese and Mediterranean Gardens.
Throughout the gardens, there are sculptures to be seen, but whether these are to be a permanent feature, only a check of the garden information prior to a visit could confirm.
Fancy some refreshments? Then there are drinks machines and a kiosk with an open air seating area, to be found.
Another area to visit, as it is connected to the Botanic Gardens, is St. Claire’s Vineyard. Here a pleasant stroll through the vineyard can be had, together with good views over the city, that could be topped off with a visit to Vineyard House, St. Claire’s Wine shop and terrace, for some tasting perhaps?
You can spend a few pleasant hours in the gardens as there are footpaths and other areas to explore, but, if you want to make a long and full day of it, why not include a visit the Zoo which also has much to offer?
Written November 19, 2011
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JolieMarjorie
State of Bremen, Germany101 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Overall, there is a very interesting and beautiful park complex on the territory of the botanical garden where you can take a walk, take a lot of pictures and enjoy.
Our small family spent there a half of the day at the fresh air. Although we were there in winter time, I will repeat the previous autumn review a little bit. Winter is never the best time to visit any gardens but in Prague Botanical Garden there was plenty to keep us entertained, even a two-year-old girl. The big plus of our visit was a free entrance. It was a really pleasant surprise on the 1st of January. Places for eating were closed but we enjoyed walking and stunning views of Prague.
I learned that Prague Botanical garden is relatively young, because it was opened for visitors only in 1992. We also had a lot of fun playing on interactive musical instruments made of natural wood and stone!
So, if you have a half of day or even a day to walk and enjoy the atmosphere, you should definitely visit Prague Botanical Garden.
Written January 31, 2018
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John W
Amsterdam4 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Staying at one of the camping sites at Trojska (mini campings, we enjoyed camp Fremunt!) we visited the near by botanical garden and the fata morgana next to it.
I have never seen a lare area like this where everything was perfectly organised. The gardens were beautiful and represented the origine very well, you felt like you were in Japan yourself when visiting the Japanese area! There were many very impressing details like the dessert and also the green house which represented a part of the dessert. Nice (natural) sculptures, even a indian tent and a wooden playing area for children. All kinds of herbs and a vineyard with many many arts of grapes. Small church in it which is still active. If you want to visit the whole area you need at least 3 hours (and some energy, steep path). But everywhere chairs in meadows to take a rest. Many locals were just reading and relaxing in the shadow. Even if across the Zoo, don't combine these on one day: the Zoo is also very large and steep (took us 6 hours to walk through the Zoo and enjoy all animals).
Very nice and quiet part of Prague, with nice small camping places and worthwhile attractions. The botanical gardens are the main reason to return (but also the camping and the zoo deserve a repeated visit!). Peaceful area but also just few tram stops away from the (hectic) center of Prague.
We will certainly come back here!
Written August 25, 2016
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uwisser
Täby75 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
The open areas where nice, but really nothing special. Almost no unusual plants and a rather boring park design. But when I went to the green house it became even worse. A rain forest with fake animal sounds and really nothing you don't see anywhere else.
If you are interested in plants visit the university botanical garden in town.
Written July 31, 2015
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