The new Orangery is the youngest building in the Royal Garden and its modern design immediately draws the eye. The tubular structure made of glass and held by stainless steel is nearly ninety meters long and it was designed in 1999 by the architect Eva Jiřičná.
The project was initiated by Mrs. Olga Havlová, the first wife of the president Václav Havel. The Orangery replaced a greenhouse from 1950’s, but it follows a much older tradition. It was already Rudolf II in the 16th century, who had tropical plants grown there, such as citruses. The Orangery is now divided into three parts for budding, growing and the vegetation of plants. During the summer months, visitors can see the unique building and admire the various tropical plants. Mediterranean fruit is grown there now as well.