Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens

Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens

Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens
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  • Yvette G
    Shurlock Row, United Kingdom61 contributions
    Disappointing
    An error on our part as we didn’t do our research! It’s a 15 minute boat trip to the island every 30 minutes. The cost is €27 each which includes entry to the island & the boat fare. We only planned to spend an hour or so walking around the botanical gardens, so it seemed expensive. Whereas we should of planned a good few hours here. Plenty of areas to swim and relax, paths to walk around the island and several areas to sit and have a drink.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • buckets1969
    Flitwick, United Kingdom490 contributions
    Lovely island
    We spent the whole day on the Island. Lots to do and see with the highlight being the views from the fort. Lots of places to swim in the sea, lie on the grass, walk through the woods, look at the monastery. The entrance is 27 euros each but if you catch the ferry from Dubrovnik old town port the ferry is free. There are lots of peacocks all over the island and they are on the rocks next to the sea. I would take own drink and food as pricey on the island and limited choice. There is a replica of the game of thrones throne for taking pics.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • CatharineB
    Ottawa, Canada1,112 contributions
    Stroll the Botanical Garden
    If you’re into fauna, take a stroll through the botanical garden — one of the most relaxing things to do on Lokrum Island. The garden was created in 1959 in an effort to research the adaptation of foreign plants on the island’s climate. Today, the garden boasts an estimated 800 plant species from all over the world. It’s a small area, but may be interesting for folks who love plants. Many of the items seen today were planted during the 19th century when Maximilian I was owner of Lokrum. The Garden is home to a variety of plant life, including palm trees, cacti and eucalyptus trees. The island is covered in lush vegetation with a number of interesting plant species located here, including those specially imported. Lokrum is entirely uninhabited, although it was bought by Austrian archduke Maximilian, and much of the botanical plant life is owed to his grand gardens created during his ownership. Spending time on the island was a really refreshing experience, as the island has plenty of pine, cypress, and olive trees as well as some other subtropical vegetation that offers tranquility and shade, especially during the hot summer days.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 16, 2023
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Marcus P
Stockholm, Sweden735 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
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.
Written June 8, 2018
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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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Kat
Oulu, Finland31 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
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!
Written June 11, 2019
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BethJJ
Central Oregon43 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
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...
Written April 28, 2019
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julesandkarl2018
Wells, UK137 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, CA25,107 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, OH875 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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Cristy
Greater London, UK106 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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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA2,007 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is worth a walk through. It is not that large, but it contains a number of different plants and trees. The plants/trees are marked and there is an easy trail through the garden.
Written January 19, 2024
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