Park

The entrance to the park is possible only through the café and cash desk. In 2017, we charge a fee: 70,- Kč for adults and 50,-Kč for children up to 14 years old.
The park was established by Frances Adam of Trauttmansdorff around the year 1725. However, Henry Frances Rottenhan undertook radical changes in the organisation of the park at the end of the 18th century. Original regular French garden was partially rebuilt and extended to naturally landscape park. Total area of the park reached to 13 hectares and it includes the systeme of three ponds. In 1868, Zdeněk of Sternberg bought the estate and the Sternbergs lived here up to 1943, when the château was confiscated. Jemniště was national property up to 1995. In this year, the estate was given back into the hands of the Family of Sternberg. The current owner is Jiří (Douglas) Sternberg who has been living with his family in the left wing of the château and with the help of his wife Petra Sternberg, he endeavours for development of the château.

For some years, they have been taken use of work practice of Ing. Šárka Michálková, who processes all the projects (arrangement of the courtyard, the moor, the pond, the orchard, herbal garden) and keep an eye on every realization.
The owners cultivate the reconstruction of the château and the park all at once. The system of roads was renovated; the rock-garden, the moor, the pond was established; the orchard, the courtyard of honour and lime-blossom alley was reconstructed. Thanks to gradual renewals, conditions for vegetation and solitaire are getting better. Some of the noteworthy evergreen woody species were newly planted out.

The access road to the château starts with the lime-blossom alley, which frames the view of the estate. The courtyard of honour with Venice fountain, box-tree hedge, columnar cedars and yew-trees evoke the return to the Baroque period. In summer, it comes back to life owing to roses, peonie, yarrows and lavenders. Varicoloured wisterias border gates to the side buildings. You may pay attention to sophora brought from Japan which is unique for its overhanging growing. Along the road to the rock-garden there are found giant maples and oak trees. Hortensia pleases with its blooms during summer. The real jewel of the rock-garden is gold-leaved oak tree, called 'Concordia'.

Flowers of perenials and roses variegate the area from spring to autumn. You can find here peonies, lavenders, oregano or rosily blooming strawberry so-called 'Pink Panda'. Ground hemlocks, pine-trees and false cypresses excel in winter. The moor with the pond is directly connected with the rock-garden. It revives mainly in spring, when ground rosbay, azalea, enkianthus campanulaceous, pieris and magnolia bloom. In summer, blueberries and blackberries ripen. Three colour japan willow 'Hakuro Nishiki' and red-leaf maple hold interest in its attractive foliage. On the other side of the château there you can find giardinetto, framed with hedge and acacia. Besides blooming roses, marsh-mallow and perenials, also tub-plants are situated here. The oldest evergreen tree species is overhanging yellow-blooming pea tree. The rear part of the park is closed by red-leaf Europan beeches 'Atropunicea', nearby pseudogothic village chapel tulipblooming  saddletree vegetates. Beautiful view of the château lures into the park for a walk. Rare white oak tree and newly planted out Korean fir can be found nearby crossroad in the middle part of the park. Dominating feature of the water-gate is European hornbeam 'Columnaris'. The attraction for visitors is also gingko. The footpath along the water-gate leads to the clump of ornamental apple trees. Shrubby shadbushes border the path.

In the middle of flourishy meadow, maple-leaved plane tree with spotted stem was planted out.  Sweet gum is ornament of the park mainly in autumn. During  the return you will go through the clump of coniferous trees, where white firs attract us. Douglas firs  and blue spruces  'Argentea'  are worthy of mention. The view of the château is covered by oak trees  'Fastigiata'. The handy pond attracts with many rare species from our nature, you can find there yellow flag, buckbean, niggerhead, calamus and rosily blooming gladiolus. Garden-tillage creates integral part ot the château. We plant here box-trees, coniferous tree and broad-leaved trees which are later planted out in the park.  The greenhouse served for winterizing of plants and their preparing for the château interior. Some of the rare species were imported from Australia or Thailand.

The park of Jemniště is worth going through and we believe you like to visite it.

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Both wedding-clients and common visitors have got the posibility to plant out their favourite tree to the park.

If you decide to donate the tree, we would like to give a notice that we will find for the devoted trees the best place by agreemant of the landscape planner.

 

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