Czech Republic

National Coordinators
Vanek Tomas
Laboratory of Plant Biotechnologies, of Institute of Experimental Botany, Prague
Fascination of Plants Day

The seventh international “Fascination of Plants Day” around 18 May 2024 will be launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).

The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for horticulture, forestry and the production of plant-based non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation is also a key message.

May 21
May 21
Enchantment with plant abilities
Okouzlení schopnostmi rostlin
Univerzitní kampus, pavilon C36/209, Kamenice 5, Brno-Bohunice
handsonactivities guidedtour presentation

Rostliny dokážou věci, které lidem často připadají jako kouzla. Přijďte se podívat, jak dokážou třeba vyrobit ze vzduchu cukr, udržet se na kolmých stěnách nebo přežít extrémní mráz polárních krajů!


Plants can do things that often seem like magic to humans. Come and see how they can make sugar out of air, hold on to vertical walls or survive the extreme cold of the polar regions!

Masarykova univerzita, Přírodovědecká fakulta, Ústav experimentální biologie
Kamenice 5, Brno-Bohunice
doc. RNDr. Vít Gloser, Ph.D
May 18
May 18
Flower workshop
Květ(i)nový workshop
Prague 6

Not only fireflies but also plants can show fluorescence. Let’s visit our workshop and explore various shining plant species. Then, we will demonstrate how flowers are viewed by various pollinators. Furthermore, we will show a simple experiment that will demonstrate how plants photosynthesize and “breathe”. Do not hesitate to visit us to find out more about plants and the processes that take place inside them!

Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Rozvojová 263, Prague 6 - Lysolaje, Czech Republic
Mgr. Markéta Fílová
May 17
May 17
Fascination of Plants Day
Den fascinace rostlinami
Botanical garden of the Charles University Science Faculty, Na Slupi 16, Praha 2
handsonactivities guidedtour

Come and explore the fascinating world of plants with us! What can you look forward to?

How to awaken seeds – Come to our stand to see what and how everything can affect the germination of plant seeds (e.g. salt water, red or blue light, darkness, acid rain). You will be able to see the germinating seeds up close under a microscope. And not only children will be able to sow and take away one of our model plants.
The cell wall and its importance to mankind – Demonstration of the fibers of plant origin and microscopic observation of the plexus underlying the filaments, demonstration of the structure of the cell wall and the principle of cellulose synthesis.
Paleobotany – Learn about plant fossils in a temporal and systematic context (charred remains), observe specimens under binocular magnification and microscope (petrified wood, fossil cuticles, fossil pollen).
Dendrochronology – Explore the methods that allow us to determine from tree rings how the climate has changed in the past, whether trees have been affected by landslides of unstable bedrock or by acid rain.

And many, many more.

Faculty of Science, Charles University
Albertov 6, Praha 2, 128 00
Veronika Dejmková