Hamz Park and Luže Arboretum
Hamz's arboretum can be found in the forest park of Hamza's Luže Medical Center near Košumberk, southwest of Vysoké Mýto. The local park was founded by Professor MUDr. František Hamza at the beginning of the 20th century, the aim of which was to create this forest park in the area of the northern part of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, which would provide his charges with a pleasant family environment, which was also to serve as an established air therapy. He also found great interest in exotic trees, which he planted in the hospital complex, and which is now about 100 years old. Even today, the forest park of Hamzovy léčebny is used mainly by patients.
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Interesting facts Hamz Park and Luže Arboretum
Hamz's arboretum in the area of the forest park of Hamz's treatment center gathers a valuable collection of both domestic and foreign tree species, whose home is North America or Asia and other continents.
Currently, the forest park covers an area of about 13 hectares. The permanent collection of exotic woody plants from all continents is constantly supplemented by planting, however, the basic character of the forest park is preserved.
Educational trail Hamz park and arboretum
The arboretum is part of the Nature Trail, consisting of several routes:
- Woods of Europe
- Woods of Asia
- Woods of America
- Woods of Africa
- Deciduous trees
Beeches thrive in the arboretum, and the centuries are real pearls here. Let us mention, for example, the cultivar Rohanii, a red - leaved beech, which was created thanks to the care of Mr. Mašek, the castle gardener, and which was marketed in 1894.
Hamza Park and the Luže Arboretum is a truly magical place for a walk, which can be connected with the nearby ruins of the Košumberk castle.