1st Czech International Rock Garden Conference Beroun nr. Prague Czech Republic www.soldanella.cz/conference
May 3 – 6, 2007
Rock gardeners, – Plan to be there! – Make a pilgrimage to the Mecca of rock gardeners, to Prague at blooming time. – Meet the true believers of natural rock gardening. – Enjoy the blend of lectures and the wealth of their experience from the wild and cultivation. – Listen to nineteen lecturers at this intimate conference. – See the Main Alpine Show with plant sale in Prague – Visit the best Czech rock gardens. – Get to the heart of Europe, to a medieval city.
Vojtěch Holubec Zdeněk Zvolánek president of RGCP conference chairman
The conference will be held
At the hotel “Na ostrově” (On the island), in Beroun. It is a charming medieval royal town on the D5 (E50) motorway, 18 km west of Prague and 25 minutes by taxi from the International Airport Praha – Ruzyně.
Czech Republic is a land of famous people such as “Good soldier Švejk” (Jaroslav Hašek), Jan Amos Komenský (Comenius), Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Franz Kavka, Gregor Mendel, Karel Čapek… and a lot of famous people lived or created here: Tycho de Brahe, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and others. Prague is a city with historical evidence from the 8th century A.D. Věstonická Venus belongs to the famous excavations from South Moravia. Charles University (founded in 1348) is one of the oldest in the middle of Europe. But all this is nothing compared to rock gardening traditions. Arnošt Sylva Tarouca founded Průhonice landscape park with a natural rock garden in 1885.
Vlastimil Braun (Czech R.): The small Daphnes. Joyce Carruthers (Canada): Rock garden residents from the Wild West. Josef Halda (Czech R.): Wild journeys to where the wild plants grow. Finn Haugli (Norway): The cultivation of Himalayan plants in Arctic. Native alpines of N Norway Vojtěch Holubec (Czech R.): Exploring alpines in China and Tibet. The Caucasus and its flowers. Michael Kammelander (Germany): World of Crocuses and magic Juno Irises. Fritz Kummert (Austria): European Primulas of the Auriculastrum section. Successes with plants in a south eastern Austrian garden. Jiří Papoušek (Czech R.): Breeding Kabschias, the work of the Czech breeders. John Page (England): History of growing alpines outdoors in England. Robert Rolfe (England): Alpines of the Andes. The best of English shows. Jānis Rukšāns (Latvia) Bulbs of Central Asia. Gerben Tjeerdsma (Sweden): Rock gardening in the Botanical Garden Göteborg. Expeditions of the Botanical Garden Göteborg. Zdeněk Zvolánek (Czech R.): Bohemian rock gardening. Crevice gardens and their plants.
Post Conference rock garden visits
Five days of bus tours encompassing: East Bohemia circle (J. Grulich, Z. Řeháček, O. Maixner, J. Novák). North Prague circle (O. Vlasák, D. Pangrác, J. Papoušek, V. Holubec) Czech Karst circle (K. Lang, Z. Zvolánek, S. Čepička, M. Čepička, M. Halada) Central Bohemia circle (V. Staněk, K. Veselý, Antonín Dvořák Museum, Konopiště Castle)
Please, register on line or return the application to the following address:
The Rock Garden Club, Prague c/o Lida and Jiři Papoušek conference registration Zaorálkova 591 252 63 Roztoky Czech Republic
The Conference fee includes accomodation and board, visit to The Main Alpine Show in Prague, and Proceedings with lectures and colour pictures.
Conference fees are distinguished according to terms of payment: Registration fee 260 EUR (before 30 October 2006), Late registration fee 310 EUR Post conference trip 300 EUR Cancellation will be penalized for the amount of payment servicing, but the penalty will be 100 EUR after 30 January 2007
Please, use a bank transfer to: Česká spořitelna, Křenova 7, 162 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic Account number: 143657309/0800 BIC / SWIFT Code: GIBA CZ PX IBAN Code: CZ 60 0800 0000 0001 4365 7309 Please, state clearly the recipient: “The Rock Garden Club, Prague” Maříkova 5, 162 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic or send a cheque to RGCP
The accommodation will be in the hotel “Na ostrově” Na ostrově 816, 266 01 Beroun 3 www.naostrove.cz 1, 2 and 3 bed rooms available
On line: www.soldanella.cz/conference By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org By post: Jiří and Lída Papoušek Zaorálkova 591, 252 63 Roztoky Czech Republic
phone: +420 220 911 636 mobile: +420 606 762 671
We can offer three half day guided visits for those who do not want to stay in the lecture room. 1. Prague sightseeing 2. Karlštejn castle 3. Koněprusy caves in the Czech Karst Please, fill your wish in the registration form
Zdeněk Zvolánek – chairman Karel Týbl – vice chairman, webmaster Ota Vlasák – technical chairman Jiří Papoušek – registration Ivana Nováková – treasurer Luděk Zvolánek – trips and translation Vojtěch Holubec – correspondence Zdeněk Obrdlík – printing Joyce Carruthers – supporting team Vlastimil Braun – supporting team Jiří Novák – supporting team