Very few Zagorje manors had no garden, usually there was at least a small one round the house. Opeka (brick), whose name comes from the nearby brickworks, is at the other extreme. No other Zagorje manor had a garden like that of Opeka. It is outstanding for the number of exotic plants from all parts of the world. It was planned and tended with exceptional care, largely owing to the exertions of Count Marko Bombelles. From his travels he brought home a large assortment of trees and shrubs and turned the park around the house into an arboretum. Because of its artistic and dendrological importance, its educational, cultural and historical value, it has since 1947 been under protection as a natural rarity and today is classed in the 0 category monument. The manor house itself is considerably older than the park.