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Castle Park

The Kačina Castle Park is older than the castle itself. As early as in 1789 a lot of grading was done and the foundation of the park was laid in connection with the preparation of the castle construction site. The Kačina Castle garden project was prepared by influential Viennese botanist N. J. Jacquin (1727-1817), Director of the Imperial Garden in Schrönbrunn.

The initial oak and pine wood forests in the Kačina park were gradually supplemented with other types of woody plants. From the beginning of the 1770s, the Choteks imported and planted foreign woody plants. This is how the Tyrolean larch, but also chestnut, acacia, pine and mulberry got to Kačina.

However, the Kačina Castle Park at the beginning of the 19th century gradually got a different appearance thanks to the small garden buildings, which lent the English park a romantic appearance. Summer houses were built in the park, the quiet corners na Kamajce and Libuše, artificial islands were created in the pond, alleys were planted, etc. At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, horticulture was established directly at Kačina, and an orangery was also established here in the 1830s

Horticulture supplied flowers to the castle, and preserved citrus and other exotic plants in winter. It also supplied fresh fruit and vegetables to the castle table.

Currently, the park also includes a greenhouse and a garden of medicinal plants. The garden has more than one hundred botanical species grown since the Middle Ages in the monastery gardens or the gardens of the pharmacists.


Educational tour route

In June 2017, the educational trail through the castle park was ceremoniously opened. 10 information panels are installed on the route that is almost 1 km long. Each of them contains an interesting and educational treatise of the fauna and flora that is currently found or was found in this area in the past, the characteristics of the landscape or history of the area. The area of the castle parks include several fundamentally different biotopes, which are summarily characterised at the individual stops. The educational trail panels will hold attention not only by their professional narration, but also graphic design with a number of interesting photographs of the fauna and flora.

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