Volčji Potok Arboretum’s Rose Gardens
Rose gardens at Volčji Potok are a part of plant collections of the national arboretum in Slovenia. Arboretum Potok Arboretum extends over 85 hectares and is located 20 kilometres from Ljubljana.
For the time being they grow 1.135 rose cultivars. They create the collection following two main goals. The first goal is contemporary disease resistant roses, which thrive with no or very little chemical support. The second focus is rose bred eastwards of the line Trieste –Szczecin, forming a unique Central- and East-European collection.
The collection of roses in the Arboretum covers both historical roses and modern disease-resistant varieties. You can also view the wild and semi-wild roses, a group of old historic roses, large rose shrubs, a collection of beach rose varieties (Rosa rugosa) and some climbing roses. The most numerous is the group of floribunda roses, followed by the most majestic garden roses of all, the hybrid tea roses and grandiflora roses.
The interactive map of the Rose Gardens
This interactive map allows visitors to easily explore the numerous rose cultivars at the Rose Gardens of Arboretum Volčji Potok on a computer, tablet or phone. Visitors can search for roses in the Upper Rose Garden and the Convention Hill in front of it, among the Papal Roses and in the Lower Rose Garden.
The EU and Rose
Exhibition of roses of the European Union (1 July – 30 October 2021)
Arboretum Volčji Potok organised the EU and Rose exhibition to mark the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council. The national flags mark flowerbeds with roses from 27 member states of the European Union. The rose gardens of Arboretum Volčji Potok prepared for this occasion well in advance. We contacted rosarians from member states whose roses were not yet part of our collection.