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Slovenia's most beautiful park

Glorious, or
Glorious, right?

A park near Kamnik

The Arboretum Volcji Potok is considered by many to be the most beautiful park in Slovenia. The park is located just a few kilometers south of the city of Kamnik in central Slovenia and can be reached quickly from Ljubljana and the airport of the Slovenian capital. We are there for the rose bloom in June. A good period for which we have planned our visit. On the website of ifeelslovenia we learn that the roses are in full bloom in June. Reason enough for our days Slow Travel Tips Choose trip to Kamnik and the surrounding area. Petar loves roses and is always looking for new varieties and fragrant species. What is better for a collection of ideas than a park like Volcji Potok. In the rose garden of the Arboretum Volcji Potok we discover many different types and colors. Some lure with an intense fragrance, others without, but with all the more beautiful colors.

Rose garden in Volcji Potok
Rose garden in Volcji Potok

Slovenia's most beautiful park for the rose blossom

The weather forecast for our stay in and around Kamnik is not very promising, so we use the hours of sunshine of our first morning for the excursion to Volcji Potok. A good decision, as it turns out, was after all the only rain-free hours of our stay. A long avenue leads into the park, where there are several parks next to the rose garden: the French park, the English section and the dinosaur exhibition we reserve for later. We first move to the rose garden. A wrought-iron gate separates this from the rest of the park. Other rose lovers are already strolling on the gravel-covered paths past the rose bushes, whose lush splendor enchants us.

Flowering dogwood bushes

Even more impressive is the dogwood shrubs that grow along the carp pond that borders the rose garden. They are in full bloom and dominate the rose garden with its white and pale pink treetops. On a bench by the pond, I am waiting for Petar, who wanders enthusiastically from Rosenstock to Rosenstock and captures everyone on his camera. Meanwhile, I enjoy the peace and watch the carp, which are fed by visitors with dry bread. The fish are apparently used to feeding. They quickly gather in dense groups as soon as the first pieces of bread fall into the water. Immediately begins a confused scramble for the best bite.

The perfect rose
The perfect rose

Petar addresses an elderly gentleman who sits alone in the pergola in the center of the rose garden. He asks him if he's here more often. “I come here almost every day at the moment. My wife loves roses. I enjoy being alone while she looks at the flowers, ”he laughs. You can see that he clearly feels comfortable in the middle of the roses.

In the rose garden
In the rose garden
In the French park
In the French park
The French park
The French park

The Arboretum Volcji Potok

Our time is not enough for the whole park, because ever higher mountains of cloud build up over the Slovenian Alps. We want to try, perhaps even before the clouds to drive to Slovenia's highest alpine pasture to Velika Planina. However in vain! The clouds hang down so deep the next days in the valley that a ride on the mountain is not worthwhile. Nevertheless, we refrain from visiting the English part of the park and instead go to the center of the park. In the café we enjoy a cup of coffee with a delicious chocolate cake before we make our way through the French part of the park. Here grow exotic trees like gingko and others whose names we do not know. At the ponds, a group of ducks rest and can not be bothered by a heron, who sneaks past them. Slovenia's most beautiful park is obviously not only a paradise for plants, but also popular with domestic birds.

Slovenia's most beautiful park
Slovenia's most beautiful park
Arboretum Volcji Potok
Arboretum Volcji Potok

On our way back we meet school classes who are still on a school trip shortly before the summer holidays. They are particularly inspired by the dinosaur models that stand everywhere in the park. Made of thick rubber and with a mechanical mouth, they move and threateningly open their snouts - to the blatant fun of the children, who accompany each of the movements with loud yelling. We make our way back to our car and enjoy the last few meters in Volcji Potok. Slovenia's most beautiful park has shown itself from its most magnificent side.

Avenue in Volcji Potok
Avenue in Volcji Potok

Arboretum Volcji Potok
Volčji Potok 3
1235 Radomlje
Slovenia
e-Mail: info@arboretum.si
Website: http://www.arboretum.si/de/
Such. + 386 1 831 23 45


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Travel Arrangements

Arrival by plane, car, bus and train

The nearest airport is Ljubljana. Buses stop twice daily at the entrance to Volcji Potok Arboretum. More information is available at KAMBUS or at the bus stops in Ljubljana and Kamnik. There are free cars and bus parking available. Additional parking will be organized during the spring exhibition.

Cars:

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Accommodation in Kamnik

Hotels and accommodation in Kamnik * You can easily book through our partner booking.com. We have stayed in a large and spacious Apartment at Apartment Resort Eco Spa Snovik * with access to Terme Snovik.


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Source: own research on site. We would like to thank ifeelslovenia for supporting this trip. Our opinion, as always, remains our own.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Responses

  1. EVa
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    Is listed immediately as well as a few other Slovenia tips from the other articles. I just went through it.
    We are there ourselves in July.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Hello Eva, nice, if you like our Slovenia tips. Last year, for the first time in decades, we were back there and were surprised how varied the small country is. There is certainly much to discover there. Have fun in Slovenia. LG, Monica

  2. Outdoor pleasure
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    Looks very nice, probably a fierce scent flows towards you. May one sit on the green areas and have a picnic?

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Hello Silke, the green spaces are open to all. We did not see any picnickers, but whole school classes who enjoyed the last days before the summer holidays. LG, Monica

  3. Antje
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    I went on a wine tour in Slovenia a few years ago but was also able to see some other places. Even then I found it wonderful, less crowded than Italy, for example. And absolutely versatile from the coast, over the mountains, to delicious wine and picturesque towns.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Oh! A wine tour through Slovenia is certainly interesting. I'll take a look at your blog. And you are right: Slovenia is not only interesting on the coast. There is also much to discover in the interior of the country.

  4. Missevaloves
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    A great insider tip for all rose lovers. Thank you! Slovenia is such a beautiful country. We've been hiking the Soca Valley in the summer of 2015, and that's why we have Slovenia in our hearts. Best regards!

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Yes, I agree with you. Slovenia is a country worth exploring. We have already heard about the Soca Valley but have never met it yet. The region around Kamnik is beautiful too. Its location on the southern edge of the Alps offers some spectacular valleys and wonderful views of the surrounding area. We certainly were not for the last time in this country.

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