Since 1965, when the first modern rose garden in Volčji Potok Arboretum became open to visitors, the number of public rose gardens in Slovenia has risen to eight. Four of them are located on the west border, the other four in the inland of the country.

The rose gardens in Maribor (The Botanical Garden of the University of Maribor), in Bilje near Nova Gorica (The Horticultural Centre of the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana), Celje (The School for Horticulture and Visual Arts) and Volčji Potok (Volčji Potok Arboretum) operate as parts of educational and research institutions.

The rose gardens in Ljubljana and Portorož are located in the two towns’ parks. A special collection of bouborn roses has been planted in the patio garden of the Kostanjevica Franciscan Monastery above Nova Gorica. Another rose garden with special rose cultivars, a collection of 20th century rose shrubs, thrives in the gardens of the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital not far from the costal town Koper.

Slovene rose gardens are open to the public. In some cases visits have to be arranged beforehand.

Public rose gardens in Slovenia