Toman garden in Spring

The full beauty of the hillside garden is revealed in Spring, with its construction of pathways, stairways and terraces, while the first blossoms begin to fill the spaces with their colours and shapes. This is the early spring, and garden is already full of promise of blossoming and fruiting to come as gradually spring turns into summer and autumn.

In Spring
These images were captured at the end of March 2010, of the private garden designed and cultivated by Prof. Mihael Toman at Kamna Gorica, in the northern Gorenjksa region, Slovenia.

Autumn to Winter 2009
Last year, Aleksandra Ceferin had the opportunity to see the spectacular garden in full bloom during a regular visit to Slovenia. Inspired by the exceptional garden, she recorded some of the many plant varieties and vistas of the terraced garden.

Read about the series:

Toman Garden albums are in albums in Sloveniana Gallery

April 12, 2009:
album 1,
album 2,
April 16, 2010:
album 3,



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.