ABOUT LOŠINJ’S FRAGRANT GARDEN

Lošinj is an island with some truly beautiful scents. This fragrant garden shows all the treasure of the island’s most significant scents.
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m2


The garden is decorated by the pattern of island’s heavenly widespread landscapes. It has over 250 wild herbs expanding scents through the two islands – Lošinj and Cres. Lošinj is also known for its famous sailors, who brought a wide amount of unfamiliar flora to the island.

More than 100 of these alohtone wild herbs complete this garden’s image. Garden plant habitats are framed by stone drywalls - grimaces - compounded in the tradition of island folk architecture. From the garden retreats and relaxation areas you can enjoy a beautiful view all the way to the mountain of Velebit


Lip balm Apoksiomen - a rich content balm for the care and luster of your lips.

GARDEN, ISLAND, HEAVEN

The garden is, since the beginning of times, a place representing a heaven on Earth. In this garden, as well as in untouched natural landscapes, a harmony of shapes and colours touches our senses. The island of Lošinj, with a sea that is surrounding it and its fragrant garden, is possibly the definition of “Doors to Heaven”.
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Seedling


 

Pine needle syrup - pine needles prepared according to the old recipe signed by Dr. Vukelic.
 

GARDEN’S BIOGRAPHY

The idea of making a fragrant garden came to a little girl’s mind really early and then, on the 15th of December, 2003, she took the step towards making her dream come true. In the area of Bukovica, just above her birth house, she started cleaning the abandoned land and by July of 2005, the oasis of wild herbs and island’s fragrant plants was open to the public. Every summer ... (of visitors come to enjoy the tranquillity and magnificent scents.)
4000

Visitors per year



Liqueur from sage - treat yourself and your loved ones with healing liqueur from sage

OTHERS ABOUT US AND WITH US

The Fragrant Garden has received national and international awards and acknowledgements. Media – from professional journals to leading TV and radio stations – is (frequently) describing the fragrant garden and its events. But the gadren’s success would not be complete without a support from our helpers, partners and friends: Tourist board of Mali Lošinj and hotels brand ''Jadranka'' and others friends like Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation.
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Plant species


 
Garden facilities

Nomen est omen. The sign of the Island fragrance Garden consists of three squares connected to the letter V. In Croatian letter V is the first letter of word vrt, which is means a garden. But, it is also first letter of Victory!

The squares are colored white and grayish-yellowish, sea blue and greenish. White symbolizes island stone, a blue color symbolizes the sea that cries, and a green plant world that stems from stone and smells the islands. In the second possible shape of the same color are three spicy fragrances of Lošinj: the yellowish melancholy, the bulbous flower of sage, the dark green wine.

Squares, hollowed off, not horizontally, point to anxiety of eternal sorrows for survival. But V is a wide-spread index finger and middleman! Pain is difficult, but 'Victory can not be forgiven! Beautiful over the ugly, scorching over stinking, in essence - Good over evil. Gardening facilities provide you with flair for this statement.


Miraculous contents

The fragrant island garden is not a usual botanical garden or a garden of medicinal herbs. This is, as its name suggests, a garden of spicy island herbs: from island self-prophets like sage (for Lošinj: a Kuš), or lashes (from Lošinj: Magriž) to indigenous plants like almond or lavender, which the famous Lošinj sailors long ago brought from the far coasts.

More than two hundred plant species, mostly smelling: from crawfish and climbers to thorns, shrubs and trees.

The plants themselves are shown to grow in similar conditions such as those on wild and often stingy island habitats and in the same, of the nature chosen by their mutual plant line. Traditional island fruits (olives, figs, walnuts) are planted in a characteristic rhododendron, scented foliage as in the Lošinj gardens. Garden landscapes: a typical Lošinj coastal landscape, old and young olive groves, figs, citrus fruit, rocks, lavender plants, and vegetable garden of delightful islanders.


Fragrant University

The garden is the perfect place to get acquainted with island fragrances. Each plant is named in Croatian and Latin. If you want to find out more, take a multilingual handbook on the "Sparkling Island" or rent a garden guide.

Fragrant Promenade

The garden is stretched along the paths connecting the garden ensembles. Stir and enjoy the aromas, colors and shapes. At the end of a pleasant walk, come to the fragrant cottage-souvenir shop where a sparkling refreshment awaits you.

A fragrant relaxation area

A lot of places in the Garden for relaxation - benches, shadows, terraces. View in harmony with the plant or outline of the sea. Calming for spirit. A spa for everyday concern. Sparkles with fragrant ozone.

Rules of Behavior in Garden

You can not twist, damage or alienate plants, rips fruits or seeds. Go on the tracks. Do not disturb gardeners. It is forbidden to enter a bicycle or a dog without a bargain.

A fragrant spot for socializing I.

With plants and animals. You sit in the Garden with plants. They will feel your goodness. Allso there is a donkey name Betty, who like our visitors.

A fragrant spot for socializing II.

Spend some time with yourself. You can socialize with yourself in the Garden. Because the smells encourage a better acquaintance.

Garden facilities

The garden house mimics the traditional Lošinj suburban construction of small economic and agricultural facilities from the beginning of the last century. The garden ensembles are trimmed with stone drywall. Many stone and wooden installations complement the fragrant variety. In our garden house we offer a vide range of domestic products

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Garden residents: Betty and friends

To stay in the middle of the fragrant abundance of the Lošinj flora spiced with the winds of the Adriatic Sea, not only people but other beings are loved. Gardelins and bones, macaklins and turtles, butterflies and bees, bumblebees and buggers often visit the Garden, and many here make their home. The best-known and most popular permanent tenants are good and wise ass Betty and his friend, the naughty bunny Kiki.