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Karta Idrijca   Botanical Garden
ABOUT THE PARK
NATURAL FEATURES WITHIN THE PARK
A STROLL THROUGH THE PARK
FROM IDRIJA TO THE LAKE DIVJE JEZERO

Botanical garden
Joseph's Shaft
Kamšt
Rake
The lake Divje jezero (Wild lake)
Kobila

 
STRUG VALLEY (The Village of Idrijska Bela)
THE IDRIJCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE BELCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE EDGE OF TRNOVSKI GOZD
TOURISM AND RECREATION
 PROTECTIVE MEASURES
PHOTO GALLERY
USEFUL LINKS
 
DEITSLEN  
 
 
 
  On the edge of the town, directly when entering the natural park, we can find ourselves gazing at the beautiful Scopoli’s botanical garden that has been growing since 2004 and offers an amazing insight of the floral world.

It has been named after Janez, the first doctor in the mines and after the renowned botanist Anton Scopola who lived in Idrija from 1754 to 1769. He discovered and described many of the then unknown plants and encouraged research in natural sciences in the Kranjska region (Carniola) back then. The garden is planted with more than 100 plant species, among them one can catch a sight of the endemic plant the Idrija “thor” (Hacquetia epipactis), the Scopolia carniolica and other rare and more common plant species.

 
 
  • Fotografija
  • Fotografija
  • Fotografija
 
  The garden also serves as a tribute to the pioneers of botany in Slovenia, who started this line of research. Besides previously mentioned Anton Scopoli, there was also Henrik Freyer, Baltasar Hacquet, Franc Hladnik and Jurij Dolinar. The garden is rather small in size, but organized and equipped with explanatory boards. It is maintained by the Idrija Museum Society.