In June 2012, Sybille and I visited Pruhonice Park for the first time. In my blog post about that visit, I said that, as we had only explored about a quarter of the park, we planned to return to explore more of it at some future date. I also mentioned that Pruhonice Park is famous for is its collection of rhododendrons which flower in May. Knowing this, a return visit in May 2013 has been provisionally scheduled for some time. Therefore this week, on my day off, we finally made our second visit and saw the flowering rhododendrons in all their glory. We also got to explore some remoter areas of the park.
Rather than writing about the beautiful rhododendrons in all their immense variety of colours, this is an occasion when one picture can take the place of a thousand words. So here are a selection of photographs that I took during our visit earlier this week which I hope give some indication of the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Czech National Historic Landmark.
A wonderful distraction from all the beautiful flowering rhododendrons 🙂
The park contains many tree species from around the world. This is what is commonly known as a handkerchief tree, whose natural habitat is southern China.