Study Tour of Gardens in Bohemia and Moravia

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Charles Boot
May ’12
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12:00 pm

Study Tour of Gardens in Bohemia and Moravia
Saturday 26 May to Saturday 2 June

Now fully booked

Our tour is to be led by Czech gardens expert Harriet Landseer. Harriet will lead a group from the GHS and the Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks on a tour of gardens in the Czech Republic.These will include in Moravia: the Liechtenstein estate of Lednice/Valtice with its extraordinary follies and early greenhouse (UNESCO); the preserved 17th century Italian garden at the Archbishop’s Palace in Kromeriz (UNESCO); the court-level Mannerist interiors and garden at Bucovice; the pretty formal gardens and impressive arboretum at Buchlovice. And in Bohemia: the Cesky Krumlov castle complex with Baroque gardens; Vlasim, the earliest landscape garden in the Czech Republic; and Kromeriz, where Franz Ferdinand laid out the rose garden. There will also be a day in Prague, where we hope to include the garden at the British Embassy.

Part of the Baroque gardens at Cesky Krumlov castle. Picture by Harriet Landseer

Part of the Baroque gardens at Cesky Krumlov castle. Picture by Harriet Landseer

Harriet has lived in Prague on and off for the last 20 years, since moving there after graduating in art history from Yale. She specialises in the heritage and art of the Czech Republic and Central Europe, and has been accompanying and leading tours for museums and garden groups from the UK and USA for over 18 years.

She also works as a consultant to the National Heritage Institute, and did the English language version of their book, Castles, Country Houses and other Monuments. She is currently finishing a booklet for them on Historic Gardens.

Accommodation will be in good quality hotels: 4 nights in Brno, 2 in Cesky Krumlov and the last one in Prague. The price will be £895 per person based on shared twin accommodation.The single person supplement will be £265 per person.This includes all coach transport, bed and breakfast accommodation, 6 lunches and 6 dinners and the cost of site visits, but not the cost of the flight from London to Vienna and back again from Prague. There will be a non-returnable deposit fee of £100.

Now fully booked


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