The exhibition of bonsai taking place from 2 to 11 October at the Botanical Garden will be accompanied 3 and 4 October by a Japanese-inspired programme. The weekend of 17–18 October will belong to the Pumpkin Festival and on 31 October Halloween will be celebrated there, culminating at 6pm with a lantern procession. Open daily from 9am to 7pm. www.botanicka.cz

From 16 to 18 October (10am to 6pm), the retail festival Letenská místa will offer gifts and discounts at more than 50 shops, designer showrooms and bistros. More info in the shop Ababu, Šmeralova 6, or on the website www.letenskamista.cz.

On 5 to 11 October from 10am to 10pm, Prague Market’s Hall 13 will host a giant swap – an exchange of all sorts of things. There is no charge for individual items, just admission. Follow the event on Facebook www.facebook.com/prazskatrznice

For more information – Tomáš Taich, taicht@praha7.cz, 220 144 190 / 603 372 148.