Volčji Potok Arboretum

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An aerial view of the Volčji Potok Arboretum

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The central part of the Arboretum

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The Golf Arboretum golf course and club house

Distance: 20 km
Direction: Ljubljana – Domžale – Radomlje – Volčji Potok or
Ljubljana – Mengeš – Radomlje – Volčji Potok

The Volčji Potok Arboretum is located on the edge of the Kamniško polje plain. It is one of Slovenia's most visited botanical gardens, worth visiting at any time of the year. Lying on an 80-hectare site, it features 4,500 perennial flower, bush and tree species from around the world. The Arboretum's numerous plant beds have been conceived in such a way that different plant species complement each other, but are at the same time displayed in all their individual beauty. The Arboretum's energy fields are believed to have a beneficial action on the human body's energy centres.

The earliest know mention of the place was in 1220, when a castle stood on the site of the present gardens. In the 17th century, a two-storey mansion was built at the foot of the nearby hill. The only preserved and restored parts of the mansion are the garden pavilion, the mansion chapel and the stairway which used to lead to the mansion park, which was located on the site of the present Arboretum.

On the edge of the Arboretum, surrounded by pine woods, there is a large golf course, in the middle of which a small lake and the golf club building are located. Also worth visiting is the pavilion housing a permanent collection of animal sculptures by the Slovenian sculptor Janez Boljka.

Information:

  • Arboretum Volčji Potok, Volčji Potok 3, tel. +386 (0)1 831 23 45
  • Golf Arboretum Volčji Potok, Volčji Potok 3a, tel. +386 (0)1 831 80 80
    http://www.arboretum-vp.si.
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