112 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour tables
Ljubljana hosted the European Consortium of Botanical Gardens in 2016. Since 2016 was the year of the Green Capital, the theme of the symposium, which was organized for the second time at the consortium, already offered itself. In Europe, there are growing trends in recognizing the remnants of nature inside cities, in order to give them greater importance. Ljubljana maintains this to a great extent, which is shown by historical data, so thinking about this was interesting and very fruitful. There were contributions from various authors who talked about various topics related to autochthonous (i.e. indigenous) plants in cities. This suggests that botanical gardens are very open institutions and they also operate over their fences. Not only did botanical gardens those have various exotic plants in their collections in the past, they always took care of the domestic flora. The Ljubljana Botanical Garden even had this name at the beginning – the Garden of Homeland Flora, and this tradition continues in the garden today. At the same time, this is the history of many botanical gardens throughout Europe. How important plants are is often realized only when there is no room for them and people start feeling they don't see green spaces anymore. However, people have kept these instincts for plants everywhere, and gardens, whichare mentioned in all the world's religions as some beautiful paradise, were originally able to be fitted into even impossible places. We can see this in nearby Venice, and many other places in the Mediterranean.
Foreword of Ljubljana Mayor 6
Botanic Gardens and Green Policy 8
European Consortium of Botanic Gardens in Ljubljana 10
Lectures Programme for Symposium: Autochthonous Plants in Urban Environment (Ljubljana, 2016) 13
Botanic Gardens Integration into City Green Policy 15
Urbanophily – A Useful Plant Indicator Value in Urban Ecology the Example of Graz, Austria 29
Native Plant Displays at Muse, Trento, Italy 37
Horticulture and Landscaping with Greek Native Plants in Urbanised Areas: The Experience of the Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia, Northern Greece 43
green roofing with native species: alternative urban landscape areas to enhance water use and sustainability in mediterranean conditions 59
The Effect of Big City Environment on Urban Trees Growing in Warsaw 78
Green Walls as a Natural Display Window 88
Subject Index 100
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