Established in 1810, the Ljubljana Botanical Gardens are Slovenia's oldest cultural, scientific and educational institution operating uninterruptedly since its foundation. The Gardens contain more than 4,500 different species and subspecies. One third of them are endemic to Slovenia, while the rest originate from other parts of Europe and other continents.
The Gardens, collaborating with more than 270 botanical gardens worldwide, are involved in scientific research and educational activities. They play an important role in the growing and protection of Slovenia's endemic, endangered, vulnerable and rare species.