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Pepa’s Story

Municipality Sežana,  Municipality Komen, Municipality Hrpelje Kozina, Municipality Divača, Municipality Sgonico Zgonik

Pepa’s Story

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    Municipality Sežana,  Municipality Komen, Municipality Hrpelje Kozina, Municipality Divača, Municipality Sgonico Zgonik

    • Silver Gilt medal winner

  • Borut Benedejčič
    Designed by Borut Benedejčič
  • Built by Hortikultura Sežana doo
  • Current rating 4.5 (24 ratings)

This garden, set 100 years ago in the Slovenian Karst region, has been created by child shepherds who have made themselves a hideaway on ground too poor to use for farming. It is somewhere for them to spend their time when they are not looking after the cattle. The garden features elements and planting characteristic of Karst areas and highlights the rich biodiversity of Karst dry meadows; these areas were once unspoilt but have now been destroyed in many places.

The main material used is limestone, which forms the shepherd’s hut, fireplace, table, benches and terrace. These elements have been sculpted using only rough pieces of stone as tools, reflecting traditional crafting skills and a level of creativity rarely seen today.

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