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Gardening in Ljubljana

Promoting local self-sufficiency in food.

AREAS FOR GARDENING

The City of Ljubljana currently has three managed areas for gardening. These are Dravlje (51 allotments) and Štepanjsko naselje (14 allotments), which have first-class facilities and are equipped with various sheds, Ježica (258 allotments), which has basic facilities for gardening plus Park Rakova Jelša (320 allotments). 

EVER RISING DEMAND

The allotments in these sample areas range in size from 50 – 70 m2

 

CO-OPERATION WITH PRIVATE PARTNERS

As the demand for allotments is greater than the available plots owned by the City, we have links with private providers of plots. The partnerships work in the way that we are intermediaries between plot owners and those seeking them with the intention that these private allotments are managed in line with the Decree governing allotments in Ljubljana. The first such collaboration was launched in the Zadobrova area. Today, we work in the same way with nine private providers in Bežigrad, Šiška, Vižmarje, Bizovik, Zadobrova, Fužine and Karlovško predmestje. 

Vrtičkarstvo v Ljubljani

ALL NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE

All allotment sites managed by the City are equipped with the necessary infrastructure with access to water, toilets, recycling points, parking, sheds and refuse containers. 

ENG vrtički

MINI SURVEY

Would you like to have your own allotment?

Yes.
43% (3 votes)
I have vegetables on my balcony, but would like a bigger garden.
29% (2 votes)
No.
29% (2 votes)
I have it on my balcony and it is enough for me.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 7

On an abandoned building site on Resljeva cesta, a community garden has sprung up called Beyond a Building Site, which is the first such project in Ljubljana. The urban community gardens offer a space for socialising, self-sufficiency and learning and are significant from the cultural and social care viewpoints. They enable agronomic literacy, establish relationships with the soil and environment, open other views on the design of public spaces, offer a space for recreation and improve people's health and wellbeing. Last but not least, they reduce transport costs and emissions.

 

NUMBER OF NEW GARDENS IN LJUBLJANA BY YEARS

2010 66
2013 50
2015 442
2016 320

DID YOU KNOW?

The allotments are restricted to their designated use for gardening. Allotments are permitted in certain residential areas as a component part of major new parks or sports-recreational facilities, and temporarily in individual areas where major development projects are foreseen in the detailed spatial plan until their execution.

As many as

632

allotments owned by the City.

As many as

20

people on the waiting list for each area.

Only

€1

is the annual rent per square metre.

Up to

70

square meters on each allotment.

Approximately

45

per cent

of allotment holders walk to their gardens.

Approximately

82

per cent

of allotment holders live in apartment blocks or towers and for them gardening is an important contact with nature and a chance for recreation and relaxation.

Up to

26

per cent

of allotment holders cycle to their gardens.

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