Trsteno Arboretum
Trsteno Arboretum
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • AnnaN732013
    Stockholm, Sweden345 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful oasis for garden enthusiasts
    We came here after spending half a day in Dubrovnik, and it was such a relief! Peaceful and quiet, beautiful trees, stunning view over the Adriatic sea. A hidden gem off the beaten track. Unfortunately some parts of the garden were shut off for renovation, but we still got to see most of it. If you're looking for a quiet spot to relax after sightseeing, this is it. If you're a garden enthusiast, or a tree lover like me, don't miss it. Reasonably priced too.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Mark
    Sandspit, New Zealand42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful oasis close to Dubrovnik.
    This restful and quiet place is about 20 minutes drive up the coast and a great escape from the craziness of Dubrovnik. You can get to it by bus along the coastal road that hugs the coast (local buses 12, 15, 21, 22 or 35). 7 euros entry. The views over the bay are stunning. Also recommended is the walk down to the little harbour below. Allow at least 2 hours to appreciate the gardens and the harbour.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • TOMOSUMIC
    Trogir, Croatia816 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    From 1502 year
    I was in this park 35 years ago, and nothing has changed for the better, I would easily say that it has gotten worse. This is now the manager of this beautiful park. HAZU. Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In short, Very weak lords. And they charge a ticket of 10 euros per person. I recommend them to make a little effort.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Courtney P
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fall 2023: Must-See On Your Way from Dubrovnik to Split
    This was a wonderful stop on our drive from Dubrovnik to Split. The arboretum is well-marked and easy to get to (via car - I can’t speak to travel by bus), with ample and safe parking at the entrance. The park is TRULY lovely and a nice change of scene from the city. It’s a smaller park, so you can’t get lost (and if you get turned around, the map they provide will orient you quickly). The fountain and the little church are draws, as is the lookout onto the water (GoT scene, I believe). The olive press was closed when we were there. Some folks commented on a lack of facilities in past reviews, so I wanted to share that there is now a VERY nice rest area in the park with new washrooms, a well-curated gift shop, and a vending machine for small beverages. You can enjoy the latter while taking in a gorgeous view of the water, and if we’d been better planners, I’d have loved to picnic here. I’d recommend budgeting 45 minutes to an hour, and coming earlier in the day to ensure your experience isn’t marred by too many other visitors (it felt empty around 10:30AM when we visited on a weekday). There’s space for kids to roam safely, and perhaps older ones will enjoy “exploring” on their own/with the map, but I would say this gem would be most enjoyed by an adult crowd.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • FilimeleUSA
    Houston, Texas20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Serene Oasis of Beauty and Pop Culture
    Trsteno Arboretum is a breathtaking place adorned with vibrant flowers and diverse vegetation. Its natural splendor offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the main cities. Beyond its natural allure, the arboretum also holds a special allure for pop culture enthusiasts; it served as a filming location for iconic scenes in Game of Thrones. Walking through the very same paths where beloved characters once tread adds a layer of excitement to the visit, making Trsteno Arboretum a must-see destination for both nature lovers and fans of the acclaimed series.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Pana-X8
    Raleigh, North Carolina113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile visit to historic garden and villa
    Good option for a pleasant stopover in this historic garden with villa and pavilion overlooking the Adriatic. Small, but adequate parking area. Few plants are labeled but there is lots to see as you walk around. Well worth the visit as you drive along the coast. Note that the exit back to the main road is totally blind for the driver. Best to have a second person get out and advise when it is safe to pull out.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Natalie W
    55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tranquil place to spend an hour to 2.
    Wonderful place, the gardens are so well kept and absolutely beautiful. There's a little cafe area with Toilets which were clean. Payment to enter is cash only. No card reading facilities Would 100% recommend a visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 April 2024
  • Kevin S
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit!
    Great place to visit if you want to get away from the busy areas and have a stroll in the shadow of century-old trees. Lovely seaviews, colourful flowers everywhere and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot a tortoise or snake. Our 6-year old kids were charmed. There’s a few parking spots right at the entrance.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2024
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Kevin S
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Great place to visit if you want to get away from the busy areas and have a stroll in the shadow of century-old trees. Lovely seaviews, colourful flowers everywhere and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot a tortoise or snake. Our 6-year old kids were charmed. There’s a few parking spots right at the entrance.
Written 12 June 2024
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Marty W
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Not a lot to do there. The views are great though. We were led to believe online that there was a cafe there, however when we got there there was simply a poor coffee machine. Bus times to get there and back from Dubrovnik mean you have to spend hours there, when it’s a 30 minute stay in reality. We visited as Game of Thrones fans, but time could have been better spent elsewhere, only worth it if your driving. £10 each is pricey too
Written 21 May 2024
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Natalie W
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Wonderful place, the gardens are so well kept and absolutely beautiful. There's a little cafe area with Toilets which were clean. Payment to enter is cash only. No card reading facilities

Would 100% recommend a visit.
Written 30 April 2024
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,627 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
On our way to Ston and Mali Ston, we decided to stop here as both our guide books sang its praises. The journey to the Trsteno Arboretum was certainly spectacular as we drove along the Dalmatian Coast from Dubrovnik.

The Arboretum is the oldest renaissance garden in Dalmatia. It dates back as far as 1492 when an irrigation aqueduct was built. The garden and grounds were once owned by the Gučetić-Gozze family. Interested in plants, they ordered seeds and greenery from ships coming from different parts of the world. In 1948, it was donated to the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Unfortunately, we were underwhelm and very disappointed in the gardens themselves. We found the park to be very poorly maintained with a general air of neglect, the oil mill was completely broken, the house could not be visited and the price was exorbitant at €10 per person.

On a positive note, the views from the purpose built 19th century folly located at the northwest end of the gardens were superb. Fans of Game of Thrones will most surely recognise the garden as the setting of Red Keep, and revive the intense conversation where Lady Olenna Tyrell plotted with Lord Varys. The view from this vantage point is of the surrounding coastline including the islands of Lopud and Kolocep. One can also go down some stairs for a bit of seaside lounging.

The garden’s centre piece is the lovely, slightly neglected, 18th century Neptune Fountain featuring the god of the sea flanked by water-sprouting nymphs and fish. We circled the fountain to find the 70-metre long aqueduct with 14 arches that feeds water to the fountain.

As we toured the arboretum I could not help but wonder how the entrance funds were being spent – obviously not on maintaining the gardens. I read that during the Croatian war of independence, the house and gardens suffered severe damage. Further damage was caused in 2000 when a forest fire swept through the area. Perhaps the Arboretum is still recovering over 23 years later?

An avid gardener, I found it difficult to look past the neglect and overgrowth. Recommend that you just save yourself the disappointed and skip this site.
Written 26 January 2024
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Pana-X8
Raleigh, NC113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Good option for a pleasant stopover in this historic garden with villa and pavilion overlooking the Adriatic. Small, but adequate parking area. Few plants are labeled but there is lots to see as you walk around. Well worth the visit as you drive along the coast.

Note that the exit back to the main road is totally blind for the driver. Best to have a second person get out and advise when it is safe to pull out.
Written 29 October 2023
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FilimeleUSA
Houston, TX20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Trsteno Arboretum is a breathtaking place adorned with vibrant flowers and diverse vegetation. Its natural splendor offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the main cities. Beyond its natural allure, the arboretum also holds a special allure for pop culture enthusiasts; it served as a filming location for iconic scenes in Game of Thrones. Walking through the very same paths where beloved characters once tread adds a layer of excitement to the visit, making Trsteno Arboretum a must-see destination for both nature lovers and fans of the acclaimed series.
Written 24 October 2023
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Martin SS
Harpenden, UK215 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Not well maintained and the coffee shop is actually just a vending machine! The fountain is nice with goldfish and turtle but otherwise overgrown. They need to hire some gardeners!
Written 23 September 2023
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Courtney P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was a wonderful stop on our drive from Dubrovnik to Split. The arboretum is well-marked and easy to get to (via car - I can’t speak to travel by bus), with ample and safe parking at the entrance.

The park is TRULY lovely and a nice change of scene from the city. It’s a smaller park, so you can’t get lost (and if you get turned around, the map they provide will orient you quickly). The fountain and the little church are draws, as is the lookout onto the water (GoT scene, I believe). The olive press was closed when we were there.

Some folks commented on a lack of facilities in past reviews, so I wanted to share that there is now a VERY nice rest area in the park with new washrooms, a well-curated gift shop, and a vending machine for small beverages. You can enjoy the latter while taking in a gorgeous view of the water, and if we’d been better planners, I’d have loved to picnic here.

I’d recommend budgeting 45 minutes to an hour, and coming earlier in the day to ensure your experience isn’t marred by too many other visitors (it felt empty around 10:30AM when we visited on a weekday). There’s space for kids to roam safely, and perhaps older ones will enjoy “exploring” on their own/with the map, but I would say this gem would be most enjoyed by an adult crowd.
Written 20 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TOMOSUMIC
Trogir, Croatia816 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I was in this park 35 years ago, and nothing has changed for the better, I would easily say that it has gotten worse.
This is now the manager of this beautiful park. HAZU.
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
In short, Very weak lords.
And they charge a ticket of 10 euros per person.
I recommend them to make a little effort.
Written 17 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,486 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Trsteno Arboretum is a botanical garden located in the surroundings of this town, in Dalmatian Coast. It is a place, where you can walk around the vegetation and relax. Also, from here you can see nice views of the sea and you can find some artificial rock formations in gardens. A place to relax.
Written 28 July 2023
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