The Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) was planned and constructed as an integral part of the complex of the University of Agriculture in Prague. The Botanical Garden began operating on 1.1.1968. The original title of the Botanical Garden was The Greenhouses of the Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (ITSA). In the years 1972-1973 the first non-standard greenhouse was built. It contains a collection of thermophilic plants planted under the direction of Prof. Pospíšil. In 1972, the Botanical Garden published an Index seminum and began cooperating with other former Czechoslovak and foreign botanical gardens. This collaboration greatly enriched its range of mainly annual crops, medicinal and technical plants. Today, the Botanical Garden cooperates with more than 200 botanical gardens and research institutions worldwide.
The Botanical Garden became a member of the Union of Botanical Gardens in 2011. The Botanical Garden has a unique and comprehensive collection of crop plants from the tropics and subtropics. The collection includes plants used for direct consumption, i.e. fruit, vegetables, cereals, legumes and root crops. Visitors can also see medicinal, aromatic and textile plants, as well as stimulatory food and spices. This collection is used for specialist courses taught at the Faculty of Tropical Agriculture and other faculties at CZU. Guided tours for pupils, students and public are also organized.
- Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Botanical Garden can be visited after a prior appointment.
English guided tours are available. The price of the guided tour is 300 Kč(CZK) without any other fee.
The maximum capacity is 15 people per tour.
The Botanical Garden is located in the CZU campus. Viz. photo. The Botanical Garden is closely adjacent to the Complex of Greenhouses of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources. The easiest way to find it is to go to the new Pavilion of Tropical Agriculture. The Botanical garden is just behind it.
How to get to the Botanical Garden of FTA:
Take a bus (to number 107/147) from Station Dejvická and go to the station Zemědělská univerzita.