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TIVOLI, ROŽNIK AND ŠIŠENSKI HILL LANDSCAPE PARK

Despite the fact that the landscape park is surrounded by urban areas as the city reaches right round it on all sides, it is important for its biodiversity.

The lungs of the city

The landscape park, which stretches out over 460 hectares, preserves numerous ecosystems with many protected, rare and endangered plant and animal species. A good 74% of the total area of the park is covered by woodland. Natural woodland communities dominate the eastern slopes below Tivolski vrh, Drenikov vrh and Rožnik.

The diversity of the landscape park

Meadowland is only a small fraction of the total area on the western fringes of the landscape park. More than 400 plant species have been recorded, including Carniolan spikerush (Eleocharis carniolica), bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata), round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), bog arum (Calla palustris) and dog's-tooth-violet (Erythronium dens-canis). 68 bird species nest in the landscape park, such as the European green woodpecker (Picus viridis) in black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus), collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis), Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo), Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), long-eared owl (Asio otus), lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor) and common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus). The numerous wetlands are a habitat for ten amphibians plus the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis). The network of woodland streams is a habitat for the stone crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium) and the European ground beetle (Carabus variolosus), while in wet meadows along the Glinščica it is possible to spot butterflies like the large copper (Lycaena dispar), purple-edged copper (Lycaena hippothoe) and Oberthür's grizzled skipper (Pyrgus armoricanus).

Behind Tivoli Mansion there is a typical locality of the European False Stitchwort (Pseudostellaria europaea), which is protected as a natural monument. Way back in 1762 it was found and later described by botanist Franc Ksaver Wulfen, who later taught at the Ljubljana Lyceum. Both the nature reserves Mali Rožnik and Mostec, where transient marshes have been preserved, are exceptionally interesting botanically.

TIVOLI PARK

Tivoli is the central city park, designed in 1813 by French engineer J. Blanchard, and his own mark was added a century later by Jože Plečnik, who created the Jakopič Promenade. The park measures almost 280,000 m2. The Jakopič Promenade is adorned with chestnut avenues, individual flower parterres and interesting trees and supplemented with numerous statues and several fountains. With a sports park (swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball and roller-skating and mini golf), numerous footpaths, children's playgrounds and a hall for sporting events and concerts, Tivoli is a meeting point for all who enjoy socialising in a natural environment.

EXOTICS IN THE PARK

Near the fishpond laid out in 1880 at the western edge of the park, there is a small botanical park with a greenhouse. The greenhouse is home to a permanent collection of tropical and carnivorous plants.

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MINI SURVEY

What does a visit to Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski Hill mean to you?

Contact with nature.
50% (4 votes)
Relaxation.
50% (4 votes)
Physical exercise.
0% (0 votes)
Socialising with friends.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 8

A WALK THROUGH TIVOLI

The footpaths in Tivoli are lined by numerous old avenues mainly of horse chestnut trees, which are a habitat for numerous birds and an extremely rare species of hermit beetle (Osmoderma eremita), which is already extinct in many parts of Europe. The lush abundance of flowers and natural beauty are a pleasant contrast to the city centre, just a stone’s throw away. This green oasis in the heart of the city, embellished with numerous lawns and trees offers visitors abundant options for enjoying their free time.

 

URBAN PUBLIC EQUIPMENT IN TIVOLI PARK (NUMBER)

TREES1631
BENCHES117
RUBISH BINS72
RUBISH BINS - DOGS3
TABLES8

DID YOU KNOW?

Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski Hill Landscape Park is visited annually by 1,750,000 people (estimate published by the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anton Melik Insitiute of Geography).  Way back in 1762 the European False Stitchwort was found behind Tivoli Mansion and later described by botanist Franc Ksaver Wulfen, who later taught at the Ljubljana Lyceum. In 1763, the hermit beetle was first described for science by Tyrolean doctor and naturalist Giovanni Antonio Scopoli. In all likelihood they met in Ljubljana, as he often visited Idrija on business.

 

As many as

38

play items in the park.

In the park up to

526

chestnut trees.

At least

293

benches to sit down.

Up to

159

bins in the park.

As many as

38

exhibitions

mounted on the Jakopič Promenade since 2010.

More than

14,652

metres

of footpaths in total length.

Up to

10,625

square metres

of the three playgrounds in total.

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