Mediterranean Garden

The Mediterranean Garden was created in 2013 through the “Sigma2” project funded under the Italy-Slovenia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, the European Regional Development Fund and national funds and covers an area of about 200 square metres located in an area with excellent exposure to the south and south-west, relatively open and close to the upper lip of the doline. Despite the altitude, the typical concave shape, quite protected from the prevailing north-easterly Bora wind, has permitted the recreation of an environment favourable to Mediterranean plants.

The coastal strip of the Trieste Karst and its ridge constitute a sort of gateway to the Mediterranean, where the northernmost point of the basin coincides with the northern edge of of the distribution of Mediterranean vegetation. In this new section of the garden Mediterranean species have been introduced, both those typical of the Karst area and others characteristic of more southerly areas, such as, for example, Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Strawberry-tree (Arbutus unedo) and various species of Cistus.