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Ljubljana University Botanical Garden

A corner for wonderful walks and relaxation.

SIGNIFICANCE AND TASKS

The botanical garden is a scientific research and educational foundation that operates under the auspices of the Biotechnical Faculty's Department of Biology. 

WORKLOAD

Their work extends into researching and protecting native flora, educating the general public about plants and their importance and habitats. Their numerous workshops, lectures, exhibitions and other events promote the use of plants in everyday life. Each year, the garden collects seed for its own use and for exchanges with other botanical gardens. In this way, the garden has become home to the largest seed bank of native plants in Slovenia. Each year, seed exchanges take place with over 300 gardens around the world. They research endemic species some of which they also grow successfully in culture. They grow plants that are endangered in the wild or even extinct in Slovenia and cultivate plants that are on the limits of their range in Slovenia.

 

SPECIAL

A special place is devoted to plants that have locus classicus in our lands. In recent years they have restarted growing in culture certain high-bog and mire species that are rare here, so that they can be reintroduced in the event of their disappearance from their home ranges.

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THE OLDEST BOTANICAL GARDEN IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE 

Ljubljana Botanical Garden has been at work on the same site since 1810. In 1991 the botanical garden on Ižanska cesta was protected as a monument of designed landscape at local level, and in 2008 gained the status of a monument of national importance. It is the oldest scientific educational foundation in Slovenia, with uninterrupted operations since the time of the Illyrian provinces. 

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MINI SURVEY

Did you know that for just €5 you can adopt a plant from the Botanical Garden?

FOR EXPERIMENTS TOO

The botanical garden was set up as the Garden of Homeland Flora and even today is involved in researching our native flora. The most extensive collection of plants studied is a collection of natural small bulbs such as crocuses, cyclamens and daffodils. The bulb collection extends to over 3,000 specimens, including the outstandingly beautiful snowdrop 'Ljubljana'.

 ENTRANCE FEE FOR TROPICAL GREENHOUSES (€)
ADULTS27
PUPILS15
STUDENTS15
INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS19

DID YOU KNOW?

Fleischmann's parsnip grows only in the Botanical Garden. The plant was once found on Castle Hill but has disappeared from there. Preserved only in the botanical garden, in 2011 it was reintroduced to the castle courtyard.

As many as

205

years of uninterrupted operations.

Only

27

EUR for a year's admission for adults.

As many as

10

units make up the Botanical Garden.

Up to

25

degrees in the tropical glasshouse on sunny days in winter.

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All

4

seasons

Primula tea room is a charming place to meet and chat beneath centuries-old trees.

As many as

5,000

plant species

each of which tells its own story. Come and listen to them.

More than

250

birthday parties

hosted in the world of plants in hidden corners of the garden.

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