Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens

Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens

Lokrum Island Botanical Gardens
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  • Yvette G
    Shurlock Row, United Kingdom79 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • buckets1969
    Flitwick, United Kingdom655 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • CatharineB
    Ottawa, Canada1,613 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 December 2023
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Saira K
Atlanta7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Gorgeous island with breathtaking views. You can stroll through the gardens or relax near the water. Either way, you'll enjoy it. Stop by the Lacroma restaurant if you can.
Written 26 February 2024
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 January 2024
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 16 December 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.

buckets1969
Flitwick, UK655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 13 October 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.

mike-john-c
London, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This island as so much to offer: interesting walks, botanical gardens, sheltered swimming coves and good restaurants
Written 24 July 2023
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Yvette G
Shurlock Row, UK79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
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.
Written 1 July 2023
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 23 October 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 13 September 2020
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65YO
Arbroath, UK19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 16 September 2019
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Hack43
Leitrim, Ireland3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 16 July 2019
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