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The Prague Botanic Garden was established in 1966. It was founded because the premises of the Botanical Garden Charles University, in operation since 1775, were too small for further development . Originally, the new Botanical Garden in Trója was designed for an area of 130 hectares. However, the project of the botanical garden was reduced and its construction began in the 1970s and 1980s. An introductory exhibition was opened on an area of 3hectares in 1992. At present, the Prague Botanic Garden occupies an area of 52 hectares, of which the fenced area includes 27 hectares.
The most famous part of the current Prague Botanic Garden is the greenhouse called Fata Morgana. It is divided into three separate parts. The parts differ in temperature and humidity. Visitors can explore exotic vegetation of tropical and subtropical regions.
The Prague Botanic Garden includes a Japanese garden built in 1997. Its part is a protected St. Claire´s Vineyard (from the 13th century) , which was open to the public in 2004. It is the largest vineyard in Prague . Then there is the Northern Grounds with peonies, wetlands and flora of Mexico. Then there is Havranka with a 3 km long educational trail which includes nine stations with information panels. The Prague Botanic Garden is being further developed. The extension and construction work will have been finished by 2017.
Prague Botanic Garden is open daily. Current opening hours and admission fee can be found HERE .