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Royal Garden of Prague Castle
Prague

Royal Garden was laid out in 1534 on the orders of the Habsburg Ferdinand I. From the owners he gradually bought old vineyards beyond the valley of the Brusnice stream and had a Renaissance garden laid out here, which later became famous for its rare botanical specimens and the exotic plants gained from distant countries. From the very beginning there were situated a number of buildings serving the entertainment of the nobility: the Ball Game Pavilion, the Royal Summer House, the Lion Court. Currently the garden follows the tradition of an "English-style" park created in the mid 19th century, but it also contains elements of Renaissance character (giardinetto near the Royal Summer House) as well as Baroque elements (ornamental flower beds). It can be approached via four entrances, the western gates from the street U Prasneho mostu (By the Powder Bridge), the northern gate near the Royal Summer Palace and the eastern gate from the Chotek Park.

Note that description was taken from official pages of Prague Castle (http://www.hrad.cz/).

Copyright: Tomáš Klíma
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