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A few miles south of Maribor city, on the shores of the historical Pannonian sea, lays an agricultural estate with a long and interesting history. An over one-hundred-year old lime alley leads to the Hompoš castle, the main feature of the estate. Over the 1000 years of the castle's history, many owners were in charge of the property. The technological peak of the estate was achieved during the time of its last owner – the Pacher Theinburg family. At the beginning of the 20th century, the estate was famous far and wide for its modern technology and was a centre for the education of agricultural engineers. After the second World War, the estate Pohorski dvor and Meranovo estate were joined under the same leadership. Meranovo estate has its own long and interesting history, which began in 1823, when the Archeduke Johann of Habsburg, grandson of the famous monarch Maria Teresia, planted the first vineyards on the steep sunny slopes of the Pohorje mount. Besides high quality wines, produced from grapes of the steep vineyards, Meranovo estate was also known as the first School of viticulture in the region. The joined estate is currently managed by the Faculty for Agriculture and Life Sciences, with its seat in the Hompoš castle. At the take-over of the property's ownership in 1994, the dean of the faculty admired the rich natural and cultural heritage of the neighbouring estate. The decision was made to include the neighbouring estate to the faculty and so the construction of the Botanical Garden began. University of Maribor Botanical Garden was opened to the public in 2002. Today it plays an important role in plant diversity conservation and holds an important share of the state's gene bank of edible and useful plants.  It binds together the history and present of the estate Pohorski dvor, it serves as a research and education institution, and at the same time, provides a relaxing ambient and meeting place for its visitors. Together with its rich archaeological, natural and cultural heritage, including ornamental and rare plant collections, represents an important tourist attraction of the city of Maribor. 

Opening hours

From 24th March till September
Every day from 9.00 to 19.00

October to 18.00
November to 16.00, Sundays closed
December to Februar closed


Adults: 4 €
Pensioners: 3,5 €
School children and students: 3 €
Family ticket: 10 €

Preschool children free.


Tel.: +386 2 613 08 58
GSM: +386 31 310 330
Fax: +386 2 613 08 55

Email: botanicni.vrt@um.si


University of Maribor Botanical Garden
Pivola 90a
SI-2311 Hoce, Slovenia

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Bus Line: Ruše - Areh - Bellevue - Botanični vrt - Bellevue - Areh - Ruše

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The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers.


Tel: +386 2 613 08 58
GSM: +386 31 310 330
Fax: +386 2 613 08 55
Email: botanicni.vrt@um.si

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