The Trsteno Arboretum in Croatia

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I'm starting a new trend: taking us on a tour of some public gardens around the world! We're starting with the Trsteno Arboretum in southern Croatia, a garden that's been under cultivation since the 1400s. Trsteno is a small seaside town, and the arboretum is the original home of the Gozze family, who started the garden in the early 15th century. Since 1950 the garden has been managed by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Unfortunately the garden was heavily damaged in 1991 by the Serbo-Yugoslav army and again in 200 by forest fires, but large parts of the garden have survived. The Neptune fountain is particularly striking, as are the two 500+ year-old Oriental plane trees. Interesting tidbit: the arboretum was recently used as a filming location for a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones! Want to learn more about the garden? Check out the info HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Been garden traveling lately? Send me your pics! Thanks!