Open Garden & Squares Weekend was established in Great Britain in 1998 and always takes place during the second weekend in June. The aim of the event was to give the public an opportunity to visit the otherwise closed gardens and backyards of London at least once a year. The idea met with enthusiasm, after several years organized in Britain, it slowly began to spread to other cities and gradually became traditional throughout Europe.
The Open Gardens Weekend, organized by Průvodce parkem os in collaboration with the Society for Garden and Landscape Creation and the National Heritage Institute, is back for its 13th edition. The event aims to increase awareness and knowledge about garden art, landscape architecture, parks, and public spaces. It offers the opportunity to explore normally inaccessible gardens and provides a unique experience of discovery. Both public and private gardens and parks can participate, showcasing interesting features such as ecological approaches, unusual designs, historical significance, or intriguing stories. The event includes guided tours and cultural programs. Admission fees vary depending on the venue and are often used to cover the costs of accompanying activities. The National Heritage Institute will participate with several of its sites, and a wide range of gardens, including natural and community gardens, arboretums, and monastery gardens, will be open to the public. More information and a list of participating gardens can be found on the organizer's website.