Arboretum Volcji Potok Official Site
Photo courtesy of MMastnak
Public rose garden Listing last updated on 09 Dec 2018.
Volčji Potok 6
USDA Zone: 7a
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A rose garden with a collection of modern and historical roses is a part of Volčji Potok Arboretum since 1963. In 2015, the management of Volčji Potok Arboretum decided to support Regional WFRS Convention Ljubljana 2017. The rose garden has therefore been refurbished and number of rose varieties risen from 300 to 900.
There were two main goals of increasing the number of rose varieties. The first was to create a regional collection of roses and the second one to present contemporary disease resistant roses.
The regional collection focuses on the roses bred eastwards of the line Trieste-Szczecin. There were 188 such varieties planted.
Almost 25 % of the rose varieties grown in Volčji Potok Arboretum were introduced to market in 2006 or later. The selection of modern roses focused on disease resistant varieties. Leaves’ health is an important issue in central Slovenia due to high temperatures and abundant rainfall in summer (700 mm of rain falls from April so September).
Specialised stuff offers regular educational workshops for rose growing and advises individuals, town authorities and others in the questions of rose cultivation, variety selection etc. Arboretum Volčji Potok is a partner or Slovenian Rose Society and supports its programme.
[Arboretum established 1952 on the grounds of the mansion of the family Souvan (from 1882). The mansion was destroyed in 1944.]