As a postponed celebration of my birthday, my husband took me out on a fotolov – photo hunting session at Arboretum Volčji Potok, one of the most visited Botanical Gardens in Slovenia.
Located near the town of Kamnik, the Arboretum is suited for everybody. The large area is great for young families with kids, the walking paths are awesome for couples, friends and seniors, and the beauty of flora is a great subject for any photographers!
The Arboretum has a surface of approximately 80 hectares with 6 “lakes” (I would define it more like ponds) and about 3,7 kilometers of walking paths.
The Colorful Tulips
April is the month of tulips – more than two millions of beautiful and colorful tulips were present at Arboretum Volčji Potok. Believe it or not, but it is said that one tulip blooms for each inhabitant of Slovenia! How cool is that!
Gracefully arranged in rows at the entrance and surrounded by manicured grass, the sight of tulips was simply enchanting. The colors were bright, vivid and absolutely lovely.
Beside the Tulips Exhibition in Arboretum Volčji Potok, there were also many other pretty blooms. The blossoms of trees were a really pleasant sight.
The Arboretum Volčji Potok is also a very children friendly environment: vast and smooth grass – perfect for running, “biking” and rolling around, a dedicated playground with animation and interesting attractions for kids and a fantastic temporarily Dinosaur Exhibitions! 🙂
Statues of Dinosaurs were spread all around the Arboretum – I could see how all the adults and children were thrill and happy to touch, climb and take pictures with them.
The exhibitions in the Arboretum vary according to the seasons and special events. We also got a 20% off the general admission fees with our Spar Discount Card! 🙂
I had a very pleasant visit at the Arboretum Volčji Potok and I will go visit again at any given opportunity! The tulips, flowers and tree blossoms were great subjects for me to practise my photography (I still have so much to learn). Vaja dela mojstra – Practice makes perfect!
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Until next time,