The Krtiny Arboretum
 

The Krtiny Arboretum

The largest and oldest facility of the kind in TFE Křtiny is the Křtiny Arboretum situated near the road between the villages of Křtiny and Jedovnice, some 20 km to the north of the South-Moravian metropolis. It was founded in 1928 by the professor of the then Faculty of Forestry at the University of Agriculture in Brno Augustin Bayer. The area of the arboretum is 23 hectares and occupies meadows around the brook, adjacent forest slopes and a fish pond. There are 800 tree species registered there of which over 200 are willow species, hybrids and cultivars which represent one of rarities of this unique collection. The most valued tree species is Sciadopitys verticillata originating from Japan. The nature trail on Domestic tree species with information tablets provides enough data on each introduced species. The arboretum’s aesthetics is enhanced by more than 25 wooden scuptures created by students of the MZLU Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology during sculptural symposia.

The Křtiny Arboretum is open to public one day in the week – on Saturdays (10.00-16.00) during the whole vegetation period between the Days of Open Doors at the end of May and at the beginning of October. Collective excursions are welcome throughout the year after a prior agreement (Tel. 516 428 811, E-mail: slp@slpkrtiny.cz). The basic tour takes about an hour.

Entrance fee per person is 20.00 CZK, collective entrance fee for organized excursions above 20 persons is 500.00 CZK including a guide. School children, students and pensioners are provided a 50% reduction, children up to 10 years free of charge.