Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Kroměříž - Kvasice

The Chateau Garden

Originally a utility and flower garden, it was transformed in the 17th century into a beautiful Baroque garden, architecturally connected to the garden facade of the chateau. Rare plants and trees are complemented by streams and ponds, romantic small buildings and original sculptural decoration. The Chateau Garden is the largest of the “Archbishop’s Gardens” in Kroměříž. Together with the smaller Flower Garden and the Archbishop’s Chateau, it is a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. The garden is located between the Archbishop’s Chateau and the Morava River and covers an area of 47.1 ha. Its oldest part (between the north wall of the castle and the Morava River) is known to have existed in the 15th century.

You can see the under-castle garden during a train ride. This departs daily, weather permitting, from the platform under the castle steps (sala terrena). The train takes visitors to the most attractive places in the garden. The prepared audio recording will also provide them with a lot of information about the history of the Chateau Gardens, their buildings and also the planting. The train offers two basic routes (40 minutes and 20 minutes), and children can follow a nature trail. There is also an audio guide through the Chateau Garden. Between 2018 and 2021, the Chateau Garden underwent a reconstruction of the water system, the banks of all the ponds and watercourses were de-watered and reinforced, the water system’s regulating elements were repaired, new elements (piers, etc.) were added, and waterfowl breeding facilities were restored.