NewsSupport building a volunteer and educational facility “Greenhouse” with the Czech National Trust

Our NGO member, the Czech National Trust, is running a commendable project intending to help students and local people.

The project is taking place on 2 hectares of a historical park around their pilot project in Zdislavice near Kroměříž (Tomb and chapel of the 19th-century writer Marie von Ebner Eschenbach, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature).

On the site of the ruins of a turn-of-the-20th-century greenhouse, the Czech National Trust wants to realise a facility where local and international volunteers, pupils and students from local schools (who regularly come here with their teachers to educate themselves about the famous writer) can change clothes, wash, eat and find a shelter from discomfort and work.

At the same time, the Greenhouse will be available to residents for their cultural events and will be a hub for cultural programs, lectures, concerts, and annual national events such as the Year of Open Sites and Gardens.

The project was created pro bono by the architectural firm Atelier Hoffman, which will lead the construction. Water and electricity have already been generously provided pro bono by CNT’s castle neighbour.

In order to complete the project, the Czech National Trust need funding of approximately CZK 800,000.

If you like the project, please consider donating to CNT using an online platform.

If you are interested in learning more about the project, feel free to read its full presentation or contact Dr. Irena Edwards at

Thank you for your support!