U.S. Embassy’s Garden Recognized as a Natural Wildlife Habitat

The United States Embassy in the Czech Republic is located in Schönborn Palace in the heart of the historic center of Prague. The early Baroque palace was bought by the American government in 1924 and was converted into a representative office and the seat of American ambassadors.

U.S. Embassy's Garden Recognized as a Natural Wildlife Habitat
U.S. Embassy’s Garden Recognized as a Natural Wildlife Habitat

Behind the palace is a terraced garden with an apple and cherry orchard and a few pear trees more than 150 years old. It is important for the Embassy to create places with shrubs, grass, bushes, herbs and wild flowers to provide natural shelter and enough water and food supplies to small and larger animals like hares, partridges, pheasants and squirrels. The garden also contains rose bushes, azaleas, rhododendrons, red poppies, bells, and numerous varieties of local perennials.