Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens

Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens

Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens
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  • Marcus P
    Stockholm, Sweden735 contributions
    I don't agree with previous reviewers
    The botanical garden on the Island of Lokrum is nothing special in my opinion. But for me as a foreigner every tree I see is exotic so perhaps that's why😎 Moreover me and my girlfriend paid a total of 390 kuna for ferry and entrance to the Island. That is not cheap in my opinion. Spend your money on something else is my advice.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2018
  • Kat
    Oulu, Finland31 contributions
    Woth a visit - amazing oasis!
    Lovely oasis in Dubrovnik - peacocks, bunnies and beautiful green scenery. Fresh breath of air after the city tour. It takes 20 minutes with the water taxi and you'll find nice private places to spend a day. And of course, do go float in the Dead Sea!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2019
  • BethJJ
    42 contributions
    Worth kayaking to, but not worth paying to walk around
    I am a botanist, and after reading the reviews for Lokrum Island had this on my must-see list. We rented kayaks and paddled to the island, which was great and highly recommended. When we arrived at the island, we payed the same fee we would have payed if we had taken the ferry and there was a ton of plastic and broken glass at the kayak put in spot... There are nice trails around the island, but it was pretty crowded (even in April), and the botanical garden focuses on Australian and Californian plants rather than natives. We wished we had just stayed in the kayaks and paddled around instead of getting out...
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 28, 2019
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65YO
Arbroath, UK22 contributions
Sep 2019
Visited Lokrum island recently especially to see the Botanical gardens.....not far from where the ferry arrives the sign for the Bot Gardens has been removed!! From the directions post......We eventually found the gate and an apology to visitors ....saying that the gardens were undergoing some redevelopment.....these were not in any way visible .....and the few specimens within were unkept, of poor standard and as a collection would elsewhere in the world not be classified as a Botanical Garden at all.
For us as keen gardeners the afternoon was no more than a walk in the shade.....in the sun the temp was 30 + C.
Written September 16, 2019
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julesandkarl2018
Wells, UK125 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
At £34 for two people, this has to be one of the best value things to do in Dubrovnik. This gets you the return ferry to the island and then free roam to visit the many sites on the island. Since we love wildlife, we spent most of our visit, all three hours, looking at birds, peacocks, rabbits and trees! The Royal Fort is worth the climb for the commanding views it offers.

No matter what your interests on the island take some very sensible footwear, some of the paths are quick treacherous.
Written April 17, 2018
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA23,438 contributions
Nov 2019
In 1959 a Botanical Garden was founded on Lokrum which contains native and imported, tropical and subtropical plants, and other vegetation originating in Australia and South America.
The island is also inhabited by a group of peafowl, ostentation or a pride peacocks brought over by Archduke Maximilian from the Canary Islands.
Most of the garden around the ruins of the monastery and former summer mansion of Archduke Maximilian Ferdinand of Habsburg are in need of a little love and care.

TIP: Look out for rabbit holes when walking around the grounds as there are lots of tame rabbits everywhere.
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Written October 23, 2020
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Swwalton
Cincinnati, OH873 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We took a ferry over, spent a couple hours walking over the island. I recommend sturdy shoes if you plan to walk any more than the monastery, gravel and dirt paths across most trails. There is a cafe, drinks, nice sitting area. Many people kayak here, thats a great way to visit!
Written May 11, 2019
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Cristina
Greater London, UK97 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We visited first thing in the morning and it was great to be on the first boat. The animals are fun, the coast and swimming great and nice to be on a nice shaded area. The best bit is ... the throne! Yes, you can take pics of yourself on the iron throne! Fabulous!
Written August 21, 2018
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Kath H
Swansea, UK747 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our walk around the botanical gardens to see where scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed and also enjoyed spending time in the tranquil gardens with the animals and plants. The only sound we could here was bird song coming from the trees. A lovely peaceful location away from the busy Old Town.

Also 390kn for 2 people was a good price for the return ferry to the island as you could spend the day here seeing all the sights, having a picnic, going for a swim and lots more. I dont understand how people found that expensive for a day out. Your day out is what YOU make of it.
Written July 1, 2018
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,499 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed wondering around the gardens, though the vegetation wasn't anything special. The highlight had to be the many rabbits and peacocks wondering around everywhere!
Written September 13, 2020
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Hack43
Leitrim, Ireland4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
If you don’t want to take an organised tour you can get a boat across. Pay for ticket before you get on ,it goes every half hour usually, best thing to do it to spend day here , sunbathe swim bring a picnic or eat at restaurants , lovely island to walk around lots to see , boat comes back regularly also
Written July 16, 2019
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,261 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Lots of plants that were similar to those in southern Australia, so quite interesting. We looked all the rabbits hopping about but were not sure how good they were for the plants! Pleasant walk, next to the monastery.
Written May 16, 2018
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Frank C
Sydney, Australia674 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
I was amazed at the nature on this beautiful island great for a place to relax take in the Splendard nature restaurants and peaceful place to simply relax
Written May 2, 2018
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