Historic Gardens and Parks in the Czech Republic; their restoration and management, lecture by Inka Truxová

Posted on October 15th, 2010 by Charles Boot
Nov ’10
15
7:00 pm

Historic Gardens and Parks in the Czech Republic; their restoration and management

Lecture by Inka Truxová

6.30 for 7pm, Monday 15 November

In association with the Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks

at the Gallery Cowcross Street

Inka Truxová, is a specialist in the conservation and protection of historic gardens, working for the Czech National Monuments Institute, in charge of conservation work on sites designated as national landmarks. She will give an introduction to historic gardens in Bohemia and Moravia, which overflow with castles, chateaux, monasteries and historic houses. Many of these are surrounded by splendid and unique gardens. Inka will also discuss the splendours of the gardens at and near the Archbishops Palace at Kromeriz, 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 Veltrusy 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.

Cost: £15 to include a glass of wine. Please send payment with an S.A.E. to: Pamela Dawson, 264 Middle Road, Southampton SO19 8PB, making your cheque payable to: ‘The UK Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks’. Or visit their website


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