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 29
May 30
Fascination of Plants Day
Den fascinace rostlinami
Zahradní 1, Troubsko, Czech Republic
openday presentation

As part of the Fascination of Plants Day, we will introduce you to the wide range of scientific activities we do at the Institute. A varied programme awaits you in the open air and in the light of the laboratories. At the stations you will learn:

What can water and wind do in the fields ?

– Bumblebee reality show live.

– Hidden life in the fields or discover the secrets of insect life in the agricultural landscape.

– Do we know what we eat? Mushrooms are not just for enjoyment.

– A chilling science show. What does boiling water poured into liquid nitrogen at -196°C do? Try smashing a flower into dust, or changing the shape of an inflated balloon.

– Uncover the secrets of berry plants.

– Get to know plants with all your senses.

Agricultural Research, Ltd.
Zahradní 1, Troubsko, Czech Republic
Mgr. Helena Hutyrová