Tivoli, Rožnik and Šiška hill
Tivoli is Ljubljana’s main park, and its most beautiful. It comprises a 459-hecrate landscape park together with Rožnik and Šiška Hill. A large part of it is woodland, making it the green heart of the city and an area of great biodiversity that is teeming with life: it is home to over 400 species of plants, 112 species of insects, 115 species of birds and 10 species of amphibians. Tivoli Park also has beehives with 10 bee colonies. Because bees fly up to three kilometres to pollinate, bees from Tivoli hives can enjoy the plants found in all of Tivoli, Rožnik and Šiška Hill.
Close to Tivoli Castle stands Tičistan (Birds’ Home), a bird area with tall trees, shrubs and grass, where there are always many different songbirds, particularly in winter. Bring some sunflower or other seeds and the birds will come close, because they are used to people.
Extensive wetlands are home to toads, frogs, salamanders, other amphibians and pond terrapins, while there are stone crayfish in the woodland streams.
Since February 2018, Snaga’s expert crew, in collaboration with land owners, has been responsible for the park and improving the habitat of endangered and protected species of plants and animals, educating visitors and managing the park.
The green oasis in the city welcomes over 5,000 visitors every day, over two million a year. As people visit the park for different reasons and with different expectations, we should treat other visitors, land owners and people living and working in the park with respect.