ELCA Committee of Firms Excursion

Landscape architecture in South Moravia / The Czech Republic

Brno, 31 May 2024 – 2 June 2024

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Brno and South Moravia!


We chose Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, as the centre of the excursion. Why?

  • Brno is the kind of city that, once you visit, you will want to go back over and over again. And the same can be said for the region of South Moravia.
  • The South Moravian capital perfectly combines history, modern architecture, culture and busy nightlife in original bars.
  • Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU), where many of us studied, has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research that has driven new ways of thinking since 1919 and proudly bears the name of Gregor Johann Mendel, the founder of modern genetics.
  • Our association is located in Brno, where it has its office in a very interesting place, which we want to show you.
  • The revitalization of the park on Moravské náměstí in Brno won the Park of the Year 2023 competition among thirty entries.

Welcome to Brno and South Moravia

For our excursion programme, we have selected several interesting projects, ranging from modern to historical landscapes and from public spaces to private gardens.

You will also visit Lednice, where the centre of university education in the field of garden and landscape design is located, and where there is also a unique historical park under UNESCO protection.

We look forward to meeting you, sharing experiences and spending time together.

Jana Šimečková

Director of the Czech Landscape Gardening Association

Petr Halama

Chairman of the Board of the Czech Landscape Gardening Association

ELCA Excursion Schedule

Day 1st, Friday, May 31

Presentation of participants
Visit to the company Vrbas, Blažovice
Live Hall LIKO-Noe, Slavkov
Campus of the Faculty of Horticulture, MENDELU, Academic Garden, Show Gardens
Lednice Park, guided tour

Day 2nd, Saturday, June 1

Opening of the excursion
Moravian Square - guided tour
Revitalization of the courtyard
Partnership Foundation Open Garden
Private gardens within Brno

Day 3rd, Sunday, June 2

Brno from a broader perspective / 3 hours

A walk in the pedestrian zone in the city centre is complemented by a tour around places worth showing tourists (e.g. Lužánky Park, Löw-Beer Villa, Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Mendel Museum, Starobrno Brewery, Brno Exhibition Centre, etc.)


Participation in the two-day excursion programme on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June 2024 costs € 550* per person. Participation in optional programme on Sunday 2 June costs 75 €  per person. We also offer you the opportunity for the diner in the Passage Hotel on Thursday 30 May 2024 at 7:30 pm.

Deadline for registration is 30 April 2024.

*Price include transport, lunches, dinners, and drinks

The booking is definite after payment of the invoice.

Deadline for registration is 30 April 2024.


During your visit to Brno you have three hotel options: Hotel Passage, HOTEL INTERNATIONAL BRNO, Hotel Cosmopolitan Bobycentrum. We do request you to make your own reservations directly at the hotels. Please make sure you use the special reservation code. (ELCA)