They will be open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Castle reported on the X network. From November 13, the gardens will be closed until the end of February.
The originally Renaissance Royal Garden from 1534 was created on the site of medieval vineyards. It is accessible through two western gates from U Prašného mostu Street and the northern gate at the Royal Summer Palace. From the time of its foundation, it was supplemented by a number of buildings serving the entertainment of court society, thus creating the Míčovna, the Royal Summer Palace and the Lví dvůr. The current form of the garden is based on the natural, English arrangement from the mid-19th century, but it also contains elements of the Renaissance or Baroque arrangement, such as ornamental flower beds.
The youngest building in the Royal Garden is the greenhouse, designed in 1999 by the architect Eva Jiřičná. The nearly 90-meter-long glass tube is supported by a stainless steel structure.
Jelení kopok is a natural ravine through which the Brusnice stream flows. The deer got its name because it used to breed game animals, which were there until the 18th century. This tradition was symbolically followed by the time of the first republic, when a bear house was built in the upper part of the moat. Between 2001 and 2002, a connecting tunnel designed by Josef Pleskot was built through the embankment that divides the ditch into upper and lower parts.
The Goat trail connects the Jelení kop with the Royal Garden. Ascending and entering the lower part of the Jelení moat is now possible in two ways, from the Belvedere or by passing from the upper part of the Jelení moat through the connecting tunnel.
The strip of Southern gardens stretches from Hradčanské náměstí to the Na Opyši lookout, it consists of the Rajská zahrada, the Na Valech garden and the Hartigovská zahrada. You can enter them from Hradčanské náměstí, from the Na Opyši lookout, or down the Býčí schodišti from the second castle courtyard.