Botanical Gardens Tour

A guided tour of Ljubljana Botanical Gardens has been arranged to take place at 19:00 on Tuesday 11th of June.

The University Botanic Gardens, Ljubljana, is the oldest Slovene cultural, scientific and educational institution. It was founded in 1810, the time of the Illyrian Provinces, as a garden of native flora and a section of the Central School (École Centrale). It was planned by Franc Hladnik, who was also its first director. It is a certified botanical garden by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International and is also a recipient of the Conservation practitioner certificate. In its collection, it has over 5,700 different plant species from different parts of the world. It also has the largest seed bank of natural plant species in Slovenia and one of the largest seed banks in Central Eastern Europe. There are currently 18,517 units in it. Its main activity is in-situ and ex-situ protection of plant species. It is also a member of the European Botanic Gardens Consortium ENSCONET seed bank network.

Anyone interested in joining the tour should sign up via email to:

No ticket is needed and the tour is free.

Participants should meet at the Gardens at 19:00, see the map below; it is a ~25 minute walk from the conference venue.