In the middle of Šmarješke Toplice Spa park with the botanical path, there's also a small lake which gets water from the spring of warm water. A very rare botanical species grows in this lake – the Indian lotus. In the summer the water surface is densely covered with big wax leaves and hundreds of gentle pink flowers proudly rise above the surface. Nowadays the natural deposits of the Indian or red lotus can only be found in the areas of Asia and Australia. They claimed until now that the Indian lotus can't survive winter out in the open, therefore this one at Šmarješke Toplice Spa must be an even greater and unique one.