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The second year of the O zahradě weekend will focus on the theme of water

and practical skills.

The program will offer lectures and presentations divided into a thematic Saturday and a practical Sunday. He will introduce the topic with the first lecture How we (can't) do it

with water hydrobiologist RNDr. Jindřich Duras, Ph.D., then we will focus in more detail on different views of water in the garden. It will be about rain beds, implementation of ponds, permaculture view of water or electronic systems for controlled irrigation.


Sunday's presentation will focus on practical skills. You will learn how to grow micro-greens, how to care for trees by pruning, what to follow when choosing seeds, what elements a natural garden consists of, or how to design a garden so that it blooms all year round.

O zahradě
O zahradě

22/04/2023 – 23/04/2023

Saturday Sunday

14:00 - 18:00


DEPO2015 Creative Zone


SATURDAY 22.4.2023

LECTURES / NOK 90 for a single lecture or NOK 450 for the whole Saturday

  • 10:00–11:00 – Lecture – How we can (not) do it with water – RNDr. Jindřich Duras, Ph.D.

  • 11:00–12:00 – Lecture – Water in permaculture – Ing. Jana Kotoučková (Jihlava Ecoinfo Center)

  • 13:00–14:00 – Lecture – Paths of water in the garden – Ing. Tereza Antošová (Perenniculum)

  • 14:00–15:00 – Lecture – Creation of a garden pond – Ing. Vladimír Tomeš (Koipro)

  • 15:00–16:00 – Lecture – Garden automation or the end of sprinkler watering – Ing. Tomáš Čechura

  • 16:00-17:00 - Lecture - How does the cut flower market work? – Jolana Teuberová



  • 10:00–17:00 – Children's gardening workshop From a seed in PěstírněDEPO / contribution to materials 50,-

  • 13:00–15:00 – Workshop – Untraditional natural bouquet with Milena Vladyková – Ing. Milena Vladyková (Flowers from Kokšín) / 200,-

SUNDAY 23/4/2023

LECTURES / NOK 90 for a single lecture or NOK 450 for the whole Sunday

  • 10:00–11:00 – Lecture – Microgreens – Alena Lehmanová

  • 11:00–12:00 – Lecture – How to start sowing seeds? – Klára Hrdá

  • 13:00–14:00 – Lecture – Fruit trees – about proper care or what to cut – Jan Papež

  • 14:00–15:00 – Lecture – What is a natural garden? – Věrka Dvořáková (Zahrad u Malíře)

  • 15:00–16:00 – Lecture – A garden that decorates the whole year – Alena Zelenková (Garden at Konipáska)

  • 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. – Lecture – Connection of utility and ornamental gardens – Ing. Milena Vladyková (Flowers from Kokšín)



  • 10:00–17:00 – Children's gardening workshop From a seed in PěstírněDEPO / contribution to materials 50,-

  • 10:00–12:00 – Workshop – Kokedama with Vendula Špačková – Vendula Špačková (Flowers in the Clouds) / 500,-

  • 13:00–14:00 – Workshop – Small moisture-loving terrarium with Vendula Špačková – Vendula Špačková (Flowers in the clouds) / 450,-

  • 15:00–16:00 – Workshop – Peat stick with Vendula Špačková – Vendula Špačková (Flowers in the clouds) / 400,-


CHILDREN'S THEATER / NOK 100, children under 3 free

  • 16:00–17:00 – Theater – Adventures of the Bee Bears (Krapet Theater)

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS container terrace

SATURDAY 22.4. / 13:00 - 15:00 / 200,-

Flower workshop with Milena Vladyková / Flowers from Kokšín

Tying an unconventional natural bouquet from what nature currently has to offer. Come learn, from  what can be tied... From an experienced florist, you will learn how to choose plants for a tie, how to cut them, clean them, what are the basic types of ties and how to take care of a bouquet so that it gives you joy for as long as possible. And most importantly, you will take home your own unconventional natural bouquet.


SUNDAY 23.4.

Maid workshops with Vendula Špačková / Flowers in the clouds

Kokedama / 10:00 – 12:00 / 500,-

In the workshop, you will learn which plants are suitable for kokedam and which plants to choose according to the lighting conditions of your interior. You will learn how to make a kokedama and what needs to be observed so that the plant will thrive for a long time.

The price of the workshop includes:

a plant of your choice from several species offered, coconut fiber or moss for wrapping, substrate for kokedama, string and hook for hanging, expert advice


Small moisture-loving terrarium / 13:00 – 14:00 / 450,-

In the workshop, you will learn which plants are suitable for a moisture-loving terrarium, how to plant such a terrarium and what must be observed during production,

for the plants to thrive in the long term. You will take home a self-made terrarium and advice on proper care.

The price of the workshop includes:

glass terrarium with a cork cap with a volume of approx. 3 l, plants of your choice, substrate, expert advice


Peat stick with climbing plant / 15:00 – 16:00 / 400,-

A peat stick is a support for climbing plants, made of living or compressed moss. In the workshop, you will learn how to make such a stick, how to maintain it and what plants it is suitable for. You can also plant your manufactured support straight away with the selected plant in a terracotta flower pot.

The price of the workshop includes: 
a plant of your choice from several species offered, peat moss and other components for the production of a stick, a terracotta flower pot with a saucer, a substrate, expert advice.


The moderator of the lecture program is Ing. Sheet. Petr Klíma.

RNDr. Jindřich Duras, Ph.D. / How we can (not) do it with water

What will be discussed:

Water is essential for all of us and most of us think we understand that. Maybe yes, but probably not completely. And if we do, we certainly don't act accordingly. At the same time, everyone can contribute to improving the situation

of us - and there are plenty of opportunities.

About Jindřich:

Jindřich Duras completed his studies in hydrobiology and environmental protection at Charles University in 1983. Since then, he has been actively devoted to issues of the life of aquatic organisms, including cyanobacteria, and water quality issues, which also includes solutions to the effects of wastewater and the effects of management on ponds.  JD works in the state-owned enterprise Povodí Vltava as a specialist in the field of water quality and also lectures at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice at the Faculty of Fisheries and Water Conservation. In the Plzeň region, the name JD is associated with the project to improve water quality in the Velký Bolevecký pond, in the Hracholusky reservoir and in the České údolí.


Ing. Jana Kotoučková / Water in permaculture

What will be discussed:

Permaculture perceives water in the garden as part of the whole household. It is necessary to consider the water that comes into the house (rain, well) and leaves the house (root cleaner) for subsequent use in the garden. Furthermore, with water retained from buildings and directly used in the garden (watering, pond, drinking fountain). Or with water retained in place (rain beds, ponds). Essential  is the connection of water in the house and in the garden, ideally in a closed cycle.

About Jane:

Graduated gardener, long-time permaculture lecturer, designer of natural and permaculture  gardens. The founder and head of the branch association of the Basic Organization of the Czech Association of Nature Protectors - Ekoinfocenter in Jihlava, focused on education and awareness of the public and youth at schools and children in kindergartens, as well as consulting, proposals, subsidies, implementation and certification of natural and permaculture gardens.


Ing. Tereza Antošová / Paths of water in the garden

What will be discussed:

With the changing climate, the distribution of precipitation also changes, sometimes it "pours like from a watering can", other times there are long periods of drought. Pouring drinking water is slowly but surely prohibited (and rightly so). So how to keep the garden fresh? How to get the most out of every raindrop and not let it slide straight into the local sewer? How to design or modify a garden so that it retains as much water as possible even during heavy downpours.

About Teresa:

A graduate of Garden Design at CZU in Prague, during her studies she worked as a gardener in the English gardens of Sherborne Castle and Houghton Lodge. After school, she spent 3 years as a garden and landscape architect

in the English studio LynchRobertson. Today he is dedicated to landscape architecture in the Czech Republic, especially designing private gardens. Among other things, he deals with the popularization of perennials and inspirational gardens on his blog Perenniculum.


Ing.Tomáš Čechura / Garden automation or the end of sprinkler watering

What will be discussed:

I will try to summarize my experience with automatic watering

and present the possibilities of how to apply a similar system in your garden. I will not forget to mention the numerous development blind alleys that do not need to be explored.

About Tomas:

I am dedicated to cybernetics and automation as part of my profession at ZČU. To care

I lost my garden by accident 5 years ago and since I travel a lot, I tried to design my own garden so that it would not be an excessive burden and the vegetables would survive my longer absences. I'm experimenting

with automatic irrigation and control of other processes in the house

and in the garden from heating to monitoring everything possible.


Ing. Vladimír Tomeš / Creation of a garden pond

What will be discussed:

Are you planning a pond for swimming or just for beauty? What should you think about before realizing a garden pond? Is salt or fresh water better?

How and in what advance do you have to prepare the land, what technologies to choose and how much time to set aside for implementation? How to keep the pond in good condition

and how much maintenance work awaits you each year? Will you need a building permit and how much will it all cost you?

About Vladimir:

Graduated from the Secondary Fishing School in Vodňany, Faculty of Fisheries

and hydrobiology at the MZLU in Brno, as well as many professional seminars in the Czech Republic and the EU, he is also the owner of the company Koipro, which has behind it countless realizations of ponds and lakes intended for swimming, fish farming and just for decoration.


Special guest

Jolana Teuberová / How does the cut flower market work?

About Jolana:

Jolana initiated the creation of the Výkvět Platform focused on ecological floristry. As a person who does not grow flowers herself, she has the capacity to support flower farms - to spread awareness, organize educational events, etc.. She studied production at DAMU, devoted herself to projects in public space, cultural and community projects, mainly in Prague. Since October 2022, she lives with her husband and 4 children in the countryside. For friends, it ferments under the brand Ples guts.

What will be discussed:

What is the situation on the cut flower market in the Czech Republic? What does the global flower industry look like? Does it make sense to grow flowers organically and locally?

How water management differs from a global floriculture perspective

and what can a sustainable flower farm look like? Questions to which

we will try to find an answer within the lecture.



Alena Lehmanová / Sprouts and microgreens

What will be discussed:

You can grow vegetables even if you don't have a garden, balcony or loggia! All you need is a small piece of space and a mason jar or cup

from yogurt. On the gardening course "Sprouts and microgreens" you will learn

how to do it! You will learn how to properly germinate legumes and seeds, you will get some tips on how to grow year-round in an apartment, and you will taste different types of micro-greens

– mini-salads that grow well even on the windowsill and you can harvest them in just a few days. You will be able to have a small micro vegetable garden directly

sow on the spot and take it home with you.

About Alena:

Alena is a gardener and coordinator of Ekozahrady Raková, a vegetable garden that offers employment for people with disabilities and is the first so-called community-supported agriculture in western Bohemia. He has been engaged in urban gardening and growing in an apartment for a long time

and home composting. She participated in the establishment of several community gardens in Pilsen, you can recognize her voice from the Czech Radio's Hobby magazine and her face from various seminars on natural gardens, organic farming and the processing of herbs.


Klára Hrdá / How to start seed production?

What will be discussed:

My presentation will focus on the topic of seed production and at the same time introduce the Semínkovna initiative itself, which has a number of branches in and around Pilsen. Seed banks are places where surplus seeds can be freely shared

from your gardens, created to support home seeding and natural gardening. They basically function as libraries, and here the seeds are returned after harvesting.

About Klara:

Eight years ago, she founded a network of seed libraries in the Czech Republic - Semínkoven

and fell under the spell of home seed production. Today, there are already more than 230 seedbeds in our country, and the sparks are spreading to other countries as well (Slovakia, newly

and Poland). Last year, the initiative reached the semi-finals of the SDGs 2022 awards and managed to obtain a prestigious Challenge Fund grant from UNDP to create a similar network of seed libraries in Moldova. Her vision is a world where everyone can grow their own food from seed to seed, her mission is to teach the Czechs to plant seeds again. She is an enthusiastic lover of plants and a mother of three children.

Jan Papež / Fruit trees - About proper care or what to cut

What will be discussed:

Strictly and clearly about the principle of tree growth and the context of their development.

How to raise a tree from the beginning to the care of old trees. You will find out

and what to avoid, where mistakes are often made. At the end, he will reveal the secret influence of rootstocks on growth. In short, an understandable and practical guide for your trees, not just fruit trees.

About Jan:

gardener and landscaper from the Czech Academy of Horticulture in Mělník, lecturer of professional courses for the public and owner of the family business ZAHRADY S DUŠÍ, which deals with the design and creation of gardens. He lives with his wife, an artist  Jarka and his son in Klatovsk. 


Věrka Dvořáková / What is a natural garden?

What will be discussed:

What must a garden fulfill in order to be natural and why? What are wild bushes good for and why suffer "intrusive" insects in the garden? How to retain water and what is a rain garden? Is it possible to prepare the garden for the upcoming climate changes? How many exemplary natural gardens does the Pilsen region actually have, and why should municipal representatives think differently about public space?

About Verce:
The president of the Barevná krajina association, z.s., will try to answer not only these questions. , which ensures the certification of natural gardens, education

and consulting for the Pilsen region. Věrka is the owner of the first exemplary natural garden in the Pilsen Region. As part of its Garden at the Painter, it organizes guided tours, events, lectures, workshops and programs for children

with an environmental theme. He is focusing on his second garden

for the cultivation of aromatic plants, which he processes in various ways.

There is a seasonal shop in Zahrada u malíře selling herbal products, decorations and surplus seeds, seedlings and sprouts. With his herbal stand and herbal creation, he also attends some events for the public.

In the market place, it will be possible to buy products from her gardens on both weekend days, and at the same time take advantage of advice on natural gardens, certification and general care of them.


Alena Zelenková / A garden that decorates all year round

What will be discussed:

Which plants will ensure that the garden blooms without a break? How do natural floors work and why should we not forget about inanimate elements? Come and get practical tips that you can use in your garden.

About Alena:

Owner of two exemplary nature gardens U konipáska in Ježovy

near Švihov and the First Republic Garden in Janovice nad Úhlavou.

She began to share her experiences and experiences with building gardens

on the Facebook profile, then also on the separate websites of both gardens.


Ing. Milena Vladyková / Connection of utility and ornamental gardens

What will be discussed:

The lecture approaches the issue of connecting an ornamental garden with a useful one, addresses the aesthetic side of the garden, its compositional solution and its elementary meaning. The content of the lecture also includes the procedure for establishing a garden, its logical and functional arrangement, the use of herbs and edible plants, the separation and composition of individual beds.

About Milena:

Owner of a family flower shop in Spálené Poříčí near Pilsen, garden architect and florist who received her education at the Mendel University

in Brno.  She likes challenges and her work is continuously recognized in various projects and competitions.

Within the marketplace, it will be possible to purchase both weekend days at the Kytek stand

from Kokšín, products from  her flower shop – spring decorations, Czech seedlings of herbs and perennials, on Saturday, Milena will also guide those interested in a flower workshop.

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