The center in the Kamzík resort area will host nature-related events, while the arboretum will house rare trees.
“The idea of creating an eco-center in Kamzík, where it would be possible to offer programs to schools or the public regardless of the weather, arose in 2015. Since then we have been intensively dedicated to forestry pedagogy,” says Municipal Forests Director Marek Páva.
The eco-center consists of a trio of interconnected wood-clad buildings. The facility is low-energy and uses rainwater, which is collected and returned to nature. The arboretum is home to trees over 100 years old, which is considered a rarity. The garden originally belonged to the Pálffy family, and it was probably they who built the arboretum. Now, with the construction of the center, it has been reopened to the public.
“The arboretum is also a small educational trail where you can see various rare cypress trees, white firs, deciduous larch trees, Douglas firs, and many other trees,” added Bratislava’s Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Jakub Mrva.