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Rendez-vous at the Gardens

Eighteen interesting Bratislava locations will reveal their colorful secrets

Once again, you have the chance to visit parks and gardens of Bratislava with interesting stories, during the first weekend of June. Bratislava is taking part in the international volunteer Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens.

Parks and Gardens will be opened from Friday 2nd June to Sunday 4th June 2023. This year’s theme is “Garden Melodies”, which mainly evokes the sound of the garden environment: birds chirping, different animal sounds, sound of water, wind or plants. Music has always been an important part of social and cultural life in many parks and gardens. In the past, beauty and life in gardens were often a source of inspiration for composers and other artists. That’s why organizers today would like to bring back musical performances, concerts under the tree canopies, and other musical events in gardens.

The aim of this festival is to present and celebrate the values of the parks and gardens and their importance to people. The event is a part of the international initiative of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Culture of the French Republic entitled “Rendez-vous aux jardins”.

For its 20th year, Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens events will be organised in 2,200 gardens in France, and for the 5th year in more than 500 gardens across 20 other participating European countries including Slovakia.

Popular with garden enthusiasts and the public, Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens introduces the public to the wealth and variety of historic and contemporary gardens, from landscaped parks to formal, botanic, exotic and community gardens.

Selection of open venues in Bratislava:

  • newly open arboretum at Kamzík,
  • Former Pálfy Garden on Zámocká Street,
  • Liszt Garden on Klariská Street,
  • Franciscan Monastery Garden,
  • Pruger-Wallner Garden on Nekrasova Street,
  • Parish Garden Bratislava – Calvary,
  • Ateliér.EM and ZáHRADA Gallery on the corner of Gorazdova and Langsfeldova Street,
  • Bratislava Calvary on the Calvary Hill,
  • Koch Garden on Partizánska Street,
  • Pistori Palace Garden on Štefánik Street,
  • Hausnatura Hydroponic Farm on Pajštún Street,
  • Caritas Slovakia Garden on Kapitulská Street,
  • Albrecht House Garden on Kapitulská Street,