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.