The Mlyňany Arboretum has the richest and most valuable collection of foreign, especially evergreen trees in Slovakia. The scope of its unique collection is one of the largest in Central Europe.
The arboretum is located between the villages of Tesárske Mlyňany and Vieska nad Žitavou, south of Zlaté Moraviec. Its area is 67 ha and there are more than 2,300 species of plants from several corners of our planet, especially from East Asia, Korea and North America. The arboretum was founded at the end of the 19th century by nature lover Dr. Štefan Ambrózy-Migazzi. He managed to concentrate foreign woods here and acclimatize them to our conditions. The arboretum currently belongs to the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
The dominant feature of the area is a romantic mansion from 1894 with a characteristic tower. The main walking route is 4.5 km long.
The rarest specimens include the 35-meter-tall mammoth sequoia and the early winter flower, which blooms as early as January. Many Asian woods are unique, which are not found anywhere else except in Asia and this place.