Trsteno Arboretum
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  • Brian P
    Cupar, United Kingdom431 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing
    The journey to Trsteno is certainly spectacular along the Dalmatian Coast from Dubrovnik and the views from the gardens themselves are outstanding. Unfortunately the gardens are in need of a considerable amount of work to make them a truly valuable tourist destination. The toilets are portaloos and there are no catering facilities. However,the fountain, aqueduct and oil press are very interesting. Given the wonderful location, the gardens could be so much better.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Naomi H
    Enkhuizen, The Netherlands5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty but small
    It was beautiful but not that big, online we got the idea that it would be pretty big and tho get there without a car we had to take a flix bus who only goes at 11 and at 17.30 so we had to be there for 6.5 hours. After 1.5 hour we had seen everything and even had coffee… we then had to take an Uber. I mean if you have your own car here I would go but don’t think of it as a big park.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2023
  • AnnaN732013
    Stockholm, Sweden284 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Mark
    Sandspit, New Zealand27 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • TOMOSUMIC
    Trogir, Croatia715 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Courtney P
    2 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • FilimeleUSA
    Houston, Texas22 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
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Pana-X8
    Raleigh, North Carolina103 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
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Naomi H
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It was beautiful but not that big, online we got the idea that it would be pretty big and tho get there without a car we had to take a flix bus who only goes at 11 and at 17.30 so we had to be there for 6.5 hours. After 1.5 hour we had seen everything and even had coffee… we then had to take an Uber. I mean if you have your own car here I would go but don’t think of it as a big park.
Written May 11, 2023
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Miho R
Zagreb, Croatia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Beautiful old park (about 500 years old). It is a 15-minute drive from Dubrovnik. An interesting and beautiful place to walk. Diverse vegetation from Asian plane trees, oak, jasmine to different types of palm, fruit and bamboo. The most attractive places are of course the fountain of Neptune with two nymphs and a gloriette overlooking the sea. This Arboretum was used as the setting of the Red Keep palace gardens in King's Landing of the Game of Thrones.
Written February 24, 2021
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david1892
Tullamore, Ireland390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Really only went here to see the GOT filming location.But the gardens are lovely. It was quite which helped and the tress provide shade form the sun.50 Kuna to enter and parking is free. There is 2 car parks. One is on your right as you drive down the hill and the other is further down on the right.You can't miss either of them.There is also some lovely views over the Adriactic sea. Worth a visit.
Written August 31, 2020
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Courtney P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 September 20, 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,117 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 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 January 26, 2024
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Steve L
Weaverham, UK2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very disappointing visit. We went on a local bus, which isn’t as convenient as the website suggests. I’m sure the arboretum is a great achievement but it isn’t very visitor friendly. It isn’t a place for people with mobility issues , it’s very steep. We found our way to the olive press which was closed for renovations. There was nowhere to get refreshment. This is something you definitely need in Croatia in July. Finally the toilets were a very unpleasant experience and there was no way to wash our hands after using them. We disappointedly left and trudged up a steep hill to a bus stop where we waited for over an hour for a bus back to Dubrovnik.
Written July 27, 2022
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Mark
Sandspit, New Zealand27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
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.
Written July 12, 2023
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FilimeleUSA
Houston, TX22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 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 October 24, 2023
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TOMOSUMIC
Trogir, Croatia715 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 September 17, 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.

AnnaN732013
Stockholm, Sweden284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
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.
Written June 30, 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.

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