Herb garden of the Holíč castle
In 2015, the town Holíč established an herb garden on the Holíč castle grounds thanks to support from European funds. It is one of the successful cross-border Slovak-Czech projects in Záhorie. The garden was built as part of a larger scale project of the Holíč castle gardens renovation inspired by the partnering Lednice-Valtice Area.
The garden was first opened to the public in spring 2016. This recreational space with a touch of history is publicly accessible, but it is of course necessary to observe the rules and not pick the plants.
The garden can be visited during the summer tourist season from May to September, exact dates are set by the Municipal Office in Holíč each year.
The herb garden is located in the southeast part of the grounds at the very edge behind the castle pond. You can find here around 30 species of various medicinal herbs and also currant trees, gooseberries and 81 fruit trees such as plum trees, pear trees, apple trees, cherry trees and a hedge of ornamental hornbeams. Behind the herb garden is a lawn with colourful wildflowers. The herbs are marked with small tables with a description of the plant and its use for medicinal purposes or in the kitchen.
The plan for the future is to organize various interactive activities so that the visitors have the opportunity to mix their own fragrances or make soap from the locally grown herbs and ingredients, in addition to learning about the herbs and relaxing in the garden.