Spring is advancing rapidly and the weather seems to be inviting us to go out and get some fresh air; it would be a mistake not to use the opportunity. If you want to experience the magical beauty of gardens and parks in May and admire the magnificent greenery, visit these TOP 5 locations. Our editorial staff will give you the most luxurious tips for places that are really worth checking out!
Time seems to have stopped in the Botanical Garden in Trója
You can walk through this garden for hours upon hours. We dare say that you won't have neither the urge nor the desire to look at your watch. The garden covers an area of 70 hectares and offers beautiful nooks, an incredible outdoor exhibition with magical flora, where you can suddenly find yourself in Japan, Turkey or the Mediterranean. The garden even has its own vineyard, which is one of the most beautiful in our capital. You can take a blanket with you and enjoy all the lovely scents of nature to the fullest. Other attractions you shouldn't miss include the luxurious Fata Morgana greenhouse.
The Vrtbovská Garden lures visitors with its lavishness
The famous Vrtbovská Garden is rightly considered to be the most beautiful Baroque garden of the Italian type. It is located in the heart of Prague in Lesser Town, together with other gardens, such as Vratislavská, Schönbornská and Lobkovická. The garden is unique in that it contains a number of well-known sculptures, but also for its extraordinary shape reminiscent of an arrow. When you step inside through the entrance gate, you'll meet the "guardians" of the garden. The statues of two female figures will amaze you with their majesty. You can spend some wonderfully relaxing moments at the whispering fountain surrounded by lush, flowering greenery.
Havlíčkovy sady in Vinohrady alias park Grébovka
Grébovka was inspired by the Italian Renaissance - and it shows everywhere you look. The garden offers unique views of the city of Prague, a display of sculptural art, a breathtaking fountain with a water cascade and tranquil lakes. There is a luxurious Neo-Renaissance villa in the area, and for variety, you can visit an artificially created cave that provides much desired cooling during the summer. The park is adorned by 120 timber species.
A tranquil place with romantic charm: Gardens under the Prague Castle
The gardens are located on the southern slope of the Hradčany Hill under the Prague Castle. They form a complex of five gardens, called the Palace Gardens. The interesting thing is that each garden is different. If you love unique views, fountains, waterworks and beautiful historic staircases, you'll come into your own here.
The royal game reserve called Stromovka
Stromovka, the largest protected park, is well known not only among Praguers. Surrounded by the bustle of the Bubeneč district, yet quiet in its "interior". Historically, the garden has been open to the public since 1804. You'll find here a number of exotic trees, alleys of sizeable trees, memorial trees, plenty of ponds, but also a manor house and a planetarium or playgrounds, where your children can have great fun - safely and at a beautiful place. Take a bike, in-line skates or a picnic blanket with you (a stroller is okay too) and have a great day!