I usually visit Volcji Potok Arboretum several times a year. Every season of the year is interesting. People come here for walks in early spring, or in hot summer and in autumn and they come in winter...
Leo Souvan looked after the park till the end of 1949, when he died. In 1951 Slovenian government declared the park a place of national heritage. For some following years it was entrusted to the University of Ljubljana.
Now, it is independent .
Over the last few years the Arboretum has become widely known for its yearly, late April, flower show. Tulips are planted in various colour combinations creating wonderful forms.
Every year from end of April Exhibition of flowering tulips and spring flowers is organized.
You can admire thousands or even ten thousands of tulips of diffrent colours and shapes.
This little train runs when there are special events in the park.
It's a special joy for little children.
A delightful sights are these tulips, different sorts of them, amazing colours, shaped in rings, oblongs, quadratic shape, even in figure of peacock , like tis one on my earlier picture.
Two well known Slovenian garden architects created an amenity attractive park for professional and general public. The shrubs, trees and perennials are thoughtfully grouped.
The first architect of today's arboretum was Leo Souvan. He invested a lot of attention, love, time and money in development and maintenance of the park.
The park spreads on 80 hectars ground, which is occupied by about 2.500 trees and shrubs. The plant collection has been thoughfully designed as a landscape park.
This place is interesting in every season of the year. The most exciting experience is in springtime, on April, when it shines in coloured flower beds all around.
Located not far from Ljubljana, near Kamnik, Volcji Potok Arboretum is definitely the most visited botanical park in Slovenia, especially
in sorungtime, when milions of tulips blossom.