Arboretum Křtiny

The Křtiny Arboretum is a beautiful corner of nature, which is constantly changing with the seasons, so it still has something to surprise. If you like nature walks, you will definitely enjoy them.


Information for visitors

Adress: Křtiny 68, Křtiny
GPS: 49.32160690, 16.74253190
Arboretum Křtiny map

Interesting facts Arboretum Křtiny

It is the oldest arboretum of the School Forest Enterprise of Masaryk University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno, it was founded in 1928. The founder was the then professor of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Brno, August Bayer, who has a monument near the entrance. The Arburetum can be found between the towns of Křtiny and Jedovnice, about 20 kilometers north of Brno. It is located on meadows and forest slopes of the Zemanův žleb stream valley.

Around 1000 tree taxa grow here on an area of ​​23 ha. The rarest is the wagtail, which comes from as far away as Japan, and the rarity here is that over 200 taxa are willow species, hybrids and cultivars. The arboretum also includes a pond, heathland and peat bog.

The area is led by the Domestic Trees educational trail, which acquaints visitors with the presented tree species through information boards, and then also by the recreational educational trail Praise of Trees, which is also dedicated to individual tree species. It takes about an hour to walk the basic circuit, and you can stop and relax on the benches scattered around the arboretum. Along the way, you will also see more than 25 interesting wooden statues or sculptures from the hands of students of the faculty, which complement the already beautiful scenery.

The Křtiny Arboretum is primarily a school facility, so it is open to the public only one day a week during the growing season. It is usually every Saturday from the end of May to the beginning of September, between the Open Days, which begin and end this visitor season.

If you are not a botanist, the information brochure and labels for woody plants will probably not tell you much. Nevertheless, a walk through this forest and meadows will surely enchant you. Whenever you visit here, it will look a little different thanks to the ever-changing flowering plants.


Author: Martina Limbergová