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PUMPKIN EXHIBITION | A world of bizarre pumpkin arrangements and fun for the whole family

14. - 30. 10. 2022

Autumn is the most colorful time of the year and nature plays with a range of colors that no painter can mix. We will bring you closer to this colorful palette at the popular pumpkin exhibition.
The pumpkin has slowly made its way into the consciousness of people all over the world and has not only become an integral part of the menu but also serves as an autumn decoration. Let your imagination play out the story with the mysterious pumpkin arrangements prepared for you by Czech Horticultural Academy Mělník and let yourself be carried away by the color palettes of autumn.

This time the pumpkin arrangements will be inspired by Celtic culture and the festival of Samhain, which gave rise to Halloween.

Enjoy colorful autumn full of fun, events, and creative making for young and old.

PROGRAMME

The exhibition including the accompanying program will take place in the Upper Garden and Forest exhibition (MAP of the premises)

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Exhibition of pumpkin arrangements 14.-31. 10.

Let your imagination play out a story with the mysterious pumpkin decorations prepared by the Czech Horticultural Academy Mělník and transport yourself with us to the Celtic period and their culture.

 

 

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Autumn workshops 15-16 October (weekend), 10.00-16.00

Creative workshops with autumn themes for our little visitors. Those interested can paint on pebbles, make paper pumpkins, create their own fashion pieces, or play with leaf prints.

There are no limits to ideas and creativity. You can look forward not only to a rich pumpkin menu but also to other refreshment stands.

There will also be mulled wine for the adults!

 

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Pumpkin games 22-23 October (weekend), 10.00-16.00

Play around with pumpkins and let your imagination run wild. Everyone can get involved. All that matters is skill and courage.

A variety of natural items will be available, and pumpkins will be available for a small fee. There will be melt guns on site to attach materials.
You can also bring your own unusual fruits or tools that you might find useful in your creation. The resulting creations can be taken home with you.

 

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Halloween 30.10. (Sunday),13.00-19.00

Pumpkin hollowing at the time of All Souls' Day is an old Celtic tradition. Not only that, but also sitting around the fireplace, roasting sausages, a musical program, and an evening parade through the garden await you on the penultimate day of October. The afternoon will be enriched by musical performances and young and old alike can try their hand at various Celtic crafts.

There will be competitions and tricky tasks for children until dark. Scary masks are welcome. We will compete for the best one!

The program will conclude at 6 pm with the traditional parade through the darkened garden with lights and Halloween lanterns.

 

GIGA PUMPKIN

Again this year,­­­ the exhibition will present and display a gigantic pumpkin grown for us by Mr. Jan Staněk from Horní Bludovice. Follow the story of Adela, who hasn't yet had her dinner on her Facebook.

 

The schedule of weekend activities and the program, including refreshments and other practical information, is continuously being adjusted and updated.

ADMISSION

The entrance fee corresponds to the standard price list of the Botanical Garden:

TYPE OF ENTRY

ON-SITE SALES

E-TICKET (online purchase)

Adults

150 CZK

135 CZK

Children 3-15 years old; pupils and students up to 26 years old with valid ID or ISIC

100 CZK

85 CZK

Family admission (2 adults + 3 children 3-15 years)

450 CZK

415 CZK

Seniors over 60 years old, disabled

 75 CZK

70 CZK

Seniors 70+

1 CZK

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Children 0-2 years, Stroller, Disabled/P

Free

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Dog*

100 CZK

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10% discount on admission when buying an e-ticket.

The price includes admission to the outdoor exhibitions of the botanical garden and The Fata Morgana Greenhouse.

Annual passes, neighborhood passes, and VIP tickets are valid for the event.

* Dogs are allowed only in outdoor exhibitions.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Visitors can use public transport buses to get to the event The best route is from the stop Pazderka with busses 102 and 144.

Limited parking is available in our car park, which is located at the main entrance to the Horní zahrada - from the Bohnice housing estate (from K Pazderkám Street - MAP OF THE AREA). There are blue paid parking zones or orange paid parking zones around the garden. We highly recommend all visitors to use public transport.

Daily parking fee

CZK/day

Passenger car up to a height of 2.8 m

100

Car over 2.8 m (bus, truck up to 7.5 t)

200

 

We recommend taking enough cash to pay with at the refreshment stands.

 

Come and enjoy the variety of colors and shapes of pumpkins. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Thank you to our event partner:

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Change of program reserved.

In the event that the capacity of the venue is full, the organizer reserves the right to restrict entry to visitors.

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