190 17 Prague 9 – Vinoř
The Ctěnice Chateau Garden Centre is one of the oldest in our country. According to historical sources, a system of small ponds was built to drain the swamp surrounding the fortress during the Renaissance reconstruction of the precincts around 1550. Later, a fertile garden and orchard were built on that site.
At the end of the 18th century, the look of the chateau garden was consolidated and remains unchanged to this day. The green house from 1924, a technical relic of gardening, has survived and is still functional. Cold frames covering a large area and facilities for growing vegetables perished during the State Farm administration. Between 2003 and 2007, the chateau garden was restored. The orchard no longer has an agricultural function and is a residential garden today.
Ctěnice Chateau Garden Centre – The Space for Gardening Alternative is a project which is trying to preserve and present gardening as a craft in the authentic historical precincts of one of the oldest gardening centres in the Czech lands.
The renovation of historical gardening based on the projects of Tomáš Jiránek, David Prudík and their team was the key starting point for the gardening alternative project. Further efforts follow the concept they have designed.