Rightly called a smelter in a garden, Aluminij boasts about its magnificent Garden of Eden, which is true testimony of our commitment to care for man's environment. In the Garden we cultivate about 180 plant species and a number of animals, constantly caring for water, soil, air, natural resources preservation, as well as for the prevention of pollution of environment, rivers and underground. Even the water that is used for the canals, ponds and irrigation, is drawn from a depth of 18 meters, due to the fact that the southern Mostar valley is rich with clean underground water, and in the end that water is dropped into the river Neretva.
We grow flora and fauna in their natural environment. In our plant nursery we annually produce more than 100,000 pieces of the various plants for our own needs, but also for sales. In addition to the existing 65,000 vine-stocks (in the smelter area, Baćevići, and Garišta in the Brotnjo area), each year we plant some new ones and annually we produce tens of thousands of liters of the finest wines from the indigenous grape varieties of Žilavka and Blatina, as well as a few thousand liters of brandy, which is besides grapes also made from cherries and apples. Besides the production of our vines that have won prestigious competitions, we also produce our own olive oil.
In the Aluminij Garden of Eden, among greenhouses with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, cabbage, collards, eggplant, zucchini, chard and spinach, among hundreds of trees of walnuts, almonds, apples, Japanese persimmons, pears, quinces, pomegranates, figs, cherries, plums, apricots and olive trees and planted cantaloupes, watermelons and strawberries, you can also find peacocks, pheasants, ducks, domestic doves, pigeons, ornamental chickens and fish (rainbow trout and carps).
The Aluminij Garden have left all our visitors breathless, starting from government leaders and diplomats, artists and athletes of the world fame to students, and no wonder since they remind of a grandiose park of some large city, and in the midst of which there is a special treat – a stylish restaurant on the bank of the Neretva River.
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