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This year, the Botanical Garden of Prague celebrates half a century of its existence. What are the plans for this anniversary?
The Botanical Garden in Troja was founded on the 1st of January 1969, however, it did not open to the public until twenty-three years later. There will be a common theme for all the anniversary events – the beauty of flora. Visitors have a lot to look forward to. In March, orchids will start showing their refined and elegant beauty. A month later, the orchids will be replaced by lovely butterflies that will move to the tropical greenhouse of Fata Morgana for the sixteenth time. And as usual, their admirers will learn a lot of interesting information about them. In May, you will be able to admire bonsai trees in the Japanese Garden. And because of the birthday celebrations, the garden will extend this popular exhibition for a week. Therefore, three full weekends will be filled with an accompanying programme that focuses on both bonsai art and Japanese culture.
“We have two food festivals in the summer, an autumn exhibition of carnivorous plants and a traditional exhibition of pumpkins. At the end of the year, visitors will have the opportunity to look at the intimate life of plant reproduction, that is to say, Kama Sutra for plants,” says Bohumil Černý, the Director of the Botanic Garden of Prague.