In the past 5 years, Paul Spriggs has visited the Czech Republic 3 times on his quest to become the best rock gardener he can be. During each of these visits, Paul had the opportunity to go 'behind the scenes", accessing gardens that are rarely seen by western eyes, meeting their owners, and learning their secrets. The rock gardeners in The Czech Republic have experienced a heyday in recent decades which has established them as one of the worlds great rock gardening cultures. In this presentation, Paul will explore the reasons for this as he guides us on a tour of rarely seen gardens, their people, and their plants.