I do not know how you, but I can visit the refrigerator maybe too much (midnight snacks and so, you know). But this time I was visiting a little different refrigerator. And I do not have any remorse. Which refrigerator am I talking about? Well, in the Czech Republic (South-Moravian region) we have a castle named Lednice. And Lednice in Czech is refrigerator in English. Does it sound enticing now? asks Katerina Doubravova.

But today I will not talk about the castle as such. Today I will show you a wonderful place in the castle gardens.

Lednice greenhouse is a technical monument. This greenhouse was built between 1843 and 1845 and required almost 160 thousand gold coins. At the time, it was a very modern building, made with non-classical building materials – steel, cast iron and glass. This building is 92 meters long, 13 meters wide and 10 meters tall.

The best gardens wandered across South America to collect appropriate seeds of tropical and subtropical vegetation that would be the beauty and elegance of the worthy of the Liechtenstein manor. Greenhouse expositions were arranged by qualified gardeners who combined appropriate tropical and subtropical vegetation so that the plants bloom throughout the year. 

Even today, you can visit this romantic place every month of the year with the exception of January. Every season here blooms something different, so you will never be disappointed. Another advantage here is that you are here without a guide. So you can go there at your own pace and enjoy the beauty of nature. If you are an avid biologist, you can get paper with Latin plant names on request. However, I recommend sitting here on one of the benches and just referring and enjoying the beauty.

Certainly also find a tree with a wooden table marked Encephalartos Altensteinii. This is the oldest greenery of the whole greenhouse - it will be three hundred, four hundred years old.

Even the price is not high. Adults pay 60 czk (about 2 pounds), youth from 6 to 18 years 40 czk (one and a half pounds). 

I recommend here to make a few day trips. The Lednice (and adjacent Valtice) area is very large and definitely worth it! I will write about this again, but sometime next time in another article. I believe that like me, you will love this place!

PS: The South Moravian region is a well-known wine region in the Czech Republic. Another reason to visit it here!


About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.