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:: Welcome to the unofficial site of the Arboretum Bílá Lhota ::

Official Website Arboretum Bílá Lhota

The Bílá Lhota Arboretum was laid out about the year 1700 at the time of the reconstruction of the local mansion house. The original design of the grounds has been never found out; however, we may assume, that only native woody plants were planted here: oaks, beeches, lime - trees and spruce. Some of these trees are still to be found growing in the area of this park.

During the years 1792-1840 Johann Albert Speil von Ostheim was the owner of this demesne, the mansion house and the park. His daughter married Konradin Kreutzer, a conductor of the Josefstädter - Theater in Vienna. He was staying here several times and in 1833 he composed here the music to his opera A Night in Granada.

Since 1869 the family Riedel was in possession of the estate.

In 1926 Quido Riedel, at that time already a well-known specialist - dendrologist, came to Bílá Lhota and began laying out the park according to his own ideas. He succeeded excellently in creating a fine collection of exotic woody plants as well as an aesthetically valuable park. In an area of almost 3 hectares he concentrated five hundred species and forms of ornamental woody plants.

Unto the present time two hundred and sixty Quido Riedel's taxons have been preserved. And nearly three hundred other plants have been planted since 1966 when the park has been in charge of the Regional Museum in Olomouc.

       Regular Arboretum Hours

   April (Saturday and Sunday)     9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

 May - September (Daily except Monday)   8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

 October (Saturday and Sunday)   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

   Excursions are possible outside regular
opening hours by appointment.  

 Open on holidays

Entrance Fees

  30 CZK
  15 CZK
  10 CZK
  10 CZK

Further Details

   guided walking tours     YES  

 guidebook   YES  

 audio guide   NO  

   credit card payment     NO  

 entry with dogs   YES  

   cycling     NO  

 in-line skating   NO  

 smoking   NO  

   WC     YES  

 buffet   YES  

   information for the blind     NO  

 barrier-free access   YES  

 weddings   YES  

   tourist mark     YES  

 plants sale (summer annual)   YES  

:: How to get to the Arboretum? ::

The Arboretum is located in the village of Bílá Lhota, 8 km to the west of Litovel.

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