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 Opening hours:
February, March, November, December:
Weekends only, 9:00-16:00
April and October:
Daily, except Mondays 9:00-16:00
May-August:
Daily, except Mondays 9:00-17:00
(Lunch break 12:00-13:00)
 
 Entrance fee:
Adults 60, - Kč
Children, students, pensioners, disabled person 40, - Kč
 
 

The greenhouse

You do not have to be an enthusiastic biologist to appreciate a beauty of a mansion greenhouse. This part of exposition gets you by its naturalness and originality.

Since Lichtensteins were not any professionals in biology, they called in an army of experts to frame their gorgeous garden and the greenhouse. The best of them travelled across North America to collect seeds of tropical and subtropical vegetation, that were equal to beauty and elegance of Lichtenstein manor. They focused on the only aim: to make the greenhouse beautiful for the whole year. You are welcome to visit it anytime except for January (closed for servicing). Whenever you come, there is always something in blossom, an original exposition made by the Mother Nature.

The greenhouse is intended and run as a decorative one. Everybody, who is interested in Latin names of plants that grow there, is given a list and they can find everything by themselves quite easily by numbers. The only tree that everybody, even noble women in the past, certainly identifies is the one, labelled with wooden tablet that says: Encephalartos Altensteinii. That is the eldest tree in the glasshouse – three or four thousand years old.

Lednice greenhouse is also a technical landmark. It was built in 1843-1845, when England gave the lead to everything. That is where the idea of cast-iron framework, carrying light, often glass sheets, came from. The frame of the greenhouse is carried by cast-iron bamboo-shaped pillars, edged with superficial decorative leafs. Glass flakes are bicolour so as to easily distinguish the original parts of building from those reconstructed.

The manor greenhouse is 92 meters long, 13 metres wide and 10 metres high. During your tour, it is only up to you how fast you go. The greenhouse is open even during winter weekends, so you are welcome to go around and warm up.


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