Arboretum Volčji Potok is an amazing and very big botanical garden in Slovenia. It is located close to Kamnik and it is one of the most visited Slovenian attractions and the most visited botanical garden in Slovenia.
Arboretum Volčji Potok offers a lot of activities for its visitors. You will find numerous flowers in various colours, beautiful plant exhibitions and arranged flower exhibitions.
You will always find something interesting, no matter when you visit the park. Kids will have a great time on a huge playground and in the butterfly house, while parents will be happy to see numerous relaxation spots and garden shop.
Arboretum is also great for those who just want to take a walk, as more than 50 hectares of the park and more than 30 hectares of the forest offers numerous arranged paths for strolls. You will even find a castle ruins while wandering around the park! And if you get tired, the park staff will be happy to drive you in their mini park-vehicle.
Flowers and plants in Arboretum Volčji Potok are arranged in different parts of the park. You will find a French garden with perfectly trimmed bushes, huge meadow with different seasonal plant exhibition, an amazing rose garden with romantic decor, two forests and five lakes with their own stunning plant and animal life. Three houses, dedicated to butterflies, orchids and cactuses stand beside park restaurant.
Arboretum is different in every season due to diverse exhibitions that are organized in it. The most famous is the Tulip exhibition in April, which will astonish you with different colours, smells and tulips you have never seen before.
Summer is also a great time to visit Arboretum Volčji Potok as this is the time of different exhibitions for kids. You will meet huge dinosaurs, ancient bugs or animals from the prehistoric times here. Changing colours of the forest will invite you in the park in autumn.
One of the most extensive plant exhibitions in this part of Europe will amaze you with beautiful flowers, numerous smells and quirky plant designs. Check the Arboretum Volčji Potok homepage to see permanent and temporary exhibitions and special events, such as concerts, lectures about nature and plant, and local fairs.
Two cafes are located in the park and they offer diverse desserts and beverages. One is located right beside nice gallery, close to the mansion which once proudly stood above the England garden. The second is located close to rose garden and butterfly house.
Take the motorway from Ljubljana to Mengeš. Take an exit Mengeš and drive on the road toward Kamnik. Turn on Prešernova cesta road and drive for about 20 minutes. You will see a huge parking lot in front of the Arboretum.