About Us

Formerly The Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks   CzFlag

See 'Friends' Events' for more information about the following events:

The Friends’ Working Holidays 2015  - Restoration of renowned landscape garden at Krásný Dvůr from Thursday 27th August to Tuesday 1st September

Garden Visit on 18th September 2015 starting at Painshill Landscape Garden at 10.30am in the café

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including The Friends' Work at Karlštejn - Nelahozeves and the Princely Lobkowicz Family - The Monastery of Broumov

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A charity campaigning to raise funds for the repair and conservation of the substantial legacy of historic buildings and their contents, artefacts, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. The Friends also campaigned successfully for the establishment of the Czech National Trust in the Czech Republic.


Registered charity number 1127919    Images: above,over the birdge of Prague. © che; below, the Flower Garden of Kroměříž

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The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe, and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites.

This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages.

What We Do

We are able to give small grants to a variety of projects and welcome applications from owners of historic buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. These can be privately owned or owned by the State or municipality. Please tell us about the cultural, historical and educational importance of your property, and the extent of public access. Outline what funds you need and what you would wish to do with the help or money. Grants are given subject to certain conditions, which we can forwarded by request. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please join us in this important work! Click here for details.

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Restoration of renowned landscape garden at Krásný Dvůr
Thursday 27th August to
Tuesday 1st September