Mountain Karst

The species presented in this part of the botanical garden are representative of the innermost and highest parts of the Karst in which the cool climate and greater rainfall allow beechwoods to develop. Along the north-facing southern slope of the doline these cool and humid conditions have been recreated within the garden using a system of channels and communicating basins. The evaporation from below causes a cooling in the upper layers of the soil allowing the presence of species such as Hairy Alpenrose (Rhododendron hirsutum), Dwarf Alpenrose (Rhodotamnus chamaecistus), Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala), Carniolan Primrose (Primula carniolica) and Henbane Bell (Scopolia carniolica).