Thursday, August 15, 2019

Vojanovy sady, Prague

I've been to Prague in July and it was a pleasure to see gardens there. On of them is Vojanovy sady (Vojan's Garden), the oldest preserved garden in Prague, hidden behind walls and houses and offers very intimate atmosphere of old monastery gardens.


The place retained its original intimate character. Originally it was part of a fruit garden owned by the Bishop residence which was founded in the 13th century. Emperor Ferdinand III founded a monastery here which became home to female members of Carmelite order.



Later the garden had been maintained by the Order of English Virgins and in 20th century it was transferred into the hands of the Finance Ministry. The Garden was opened to the public and named after Czech actor Eduard Vojan in 1954.




It is hard to believe that such a quiet oasis could be so close a very busy metro and tram stop. As I continued strolling through the park I noticed many different types of trees as apple and pear and nut woods, roses and flowers in bloom.


Vojan's Garden is quite famous for housing a big family of peacocks. Unfortunately when I came these majestic birds decided not put on display their sunning feather tails, some peahens walked with their babies along the paths




In addition to the wonderful flora I also admired some modern sculptures, an 18th century sundial, a small chapel in the center of the park.


Prague, July 2019



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34 comments:

  1. A fascinating glimpse into a garden which would have been forbidden to you in times past. A friend of mine visited Prague a few years ago and he thinks it is the most beautiful city in Europe.

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    1. Your friend is right, David. Prague is a beautiful city.

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  2. Надежда,какой красивый сад с древней историей.
    Павлин с цыплятками очаровательные.

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    1. Да, они никого не боятся, Надежда и развлекают посетителей сада.

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  3. Hello Nadezda!

    What a beautiful garden that you visited! I have never been in Prague, but I know many who have been there. They say it's a very beautiful city.
    Have a nice weekend ahead!

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    1. This hidden monastery garden is very cute, you're right Marit.

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  4. You do get around Nadezda to find beautiful gardens to tour. This is a beauty. It is always amazing to me that these old structures have such beautiful gardens still being taken care of. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, Lisa. I always want to see gardens being on trips in different cities. I'm interested in their landscape, structure, plants. Some new ideas I realize in my garden :-0

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  5. Good evening dear Nadezda,
    Great photo's of your gardentrip!! A fantastic place to be I think.
    Have a wonderful evening
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. I'm glad to hear you on my blog, Marijke. Hope you're well now.
      Hugs!

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  6. Such lovely photographs, it does indeed look a quiet oasis.
    I did enjoy my walk through these gardens, courtesy of your fabulous pictures.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm glad Jan you liked my pictures, it's indeed a nice place in Prague.

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  7. It's a wonderful garden, Nadezda! I love it.
    Hugs!

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    1. Gracias Teresa, a mi me gusto el jardin tambien.

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  9. Bellissimo giardino e bella gita :)

    Buona serata, un abbraccio!

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    1. Yes Gabriele, a trip was interesting.
      Abbraccio!

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  10. Thank you for sharing these beautiful gardens Nadezda. I especially love the second photo...beautiful!

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  11. how lovely to see peafowl chicks too

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  12. Questo giardino è molto carino.
    Buona giornata

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  13. What a hidden treasure. And the little chapel is such a pretty feature

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