History & culture
Kozjanski Park was established in 1981 as Trebče Memorial Park (Law on Trebče Memorial Park, The Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No.1/81). The area included the central and the eastern part of Kozjansko region (along the Sotla river) and Bizeljsko hills on the southern part of Orlica. The main reason for establishing Kozjanski Park originates from the historical heritage of this area. Marija Javeršek, mother of former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz - Tito, was born in Podsreda. Josip Broz spent a part of his childhood in Podsreda, and later, before and during the world war, he spent a lot of time with his aunt in Trebče.
Kozjanski Park joined the national project called Reviving of grassland orchards and fruit gardens in Slovenia in 1999. In 2000, we made a decision to conclude our year-long efforts with a celebration called the Kozjansko Apple Celebration. It was intended to be an opportunity for the protected area's inhabitants to present their knowledge and products.