Mendel was an expert and judge at exhibitions
Lužánky was the first public park in Czech lands
Renaissance Revival building now a leisure centre
It’s no surprise that Mendel had a passion for gardening
As a respected expert, Mendel was often invited to fruit-growing and gardening exhibitions held in Lužánky Park. This park was established in 1786 as one of the first public parks in Central Europe. In the centre of the park is a Renaissance Revival pavilion built in 1855 and designed by the architect Ludwig Förster. The pavilion housed balls, concerts, and events, as well as various exhibitions that Mendel attended as a judge. Currently, the pavilion, also known by its original name Kasino, serves as a centre for leisure-time activities. The current look of the park was created by the city gardener Antonín Šebánek in 1840. Apart from admiring its valuable trees, visitors can enjoy watching colourful fish in the park’s stream and looking at piglets, which are a special attraction for the smallest visitors. The park is also great for jogging; playing tennis, pétanque, and volleyball; or simply sitting and relaxing.
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