For a change, I wasn’t thinking of doors at all during the visit to this glorious, green, scented, deep-breathing botanical wonder near Ljubljana ten days ago, and yet they kept teasing me with them.
I was immersed in the greens and colourful blossoms, inspecting recent hail marks on some hosta leaves, when the first door-resembling object came into view. More followed, even though some were merely painted and some non-existent but according to my accompanying biologist friend clearly members of the door family as well.
The arboretum near Volčji Potok is only 20 km from Ljubljana and provides a lovely respite and a joy to your lungs for 8.5 Eur (or 10 Eur for two visits!) or 1.5 Eur if you are a dog. (Even though I suppose if you pay they cannot prevent you from peeing everywhere, I know mine would so I didn’t bring him.) The park is open since 1952 and here grow 3.500 taxons of plants on 85 hectares. (I have no idea what a taxon is but it sounded important.)
There are also a small butterfly house, a cacti exhibition, an orchid room, a small tower in the middle of an (undemanding) labyrinth, several omni-present illusion set-ups, and – most surprisingly – huge motorised dinosaurs. Alas, no doors on them that I could find.
I posted some dreamy photos from here yesterday, more from here will come on other days but since today is Thursday, we shall concentrate on everything resembling doors and some actual ones. We spent three hours here and could stay much longer. A great idea and execution, Lenča, thanks!
See you right here on my blog tomorrow when I’m hosting Friendly Friday photo challenge for the last time (for now).