Herbs are used by monks for healing and flowers are needed for their bees.
Many monks’ communities are known for their skills in farming and gardening. In Slovenia I saw the gardens in front of almost every cloister or monastery.
Olimje cloister is not different. Neatly shaped patches pf vegetables, herbs and flowers were surrounded with wooden fence. Different bushes and trees covered also the slopes coming down to a little stream.
Each plant was equipped with a name written on a plate, so the gardens play also educational role.
I ended the visit in Olimje in a Chocolate House on the other side of the stream. The prices were high but the taste … !!