Island of Lopud – The oldest botanical garden in the region

The island of Lopud is just another pearl of Elaphiti islands full of Mediterranean evergreen vegetation. The island is located near town Dubrovnik and has one of the oldest botanical gardens in the area with ancient stone pine (pinus pinea), araucaria`s, magnolia`s, washingtonia robusta over 20 meters high, cycads, butia capitata, canary dates and other plants…old botanical garden island lopud (3) old botanical garden island lopud (4) old botanical garden island lopud (5) old botanical garden island lopud (6) old botanical garden island lopud (8) old botanical garden island lopud (9) old botanical garden island lopud (10) old botanical garden island lopud (11) old botanical garden island lopud (12) old botanical garden island lopud (13) old botanical garden island lopud (14) old botanical garden island lopud (15) old botanical garden island lopud (16) old botanical garden island lopud (17) old botanical garden island lopud (18) old botanical garden island lopud (19) old botanical garden island lopud (20) old botanical garden island lopud (21) old botanical garden island lopud (22) old botanical garden island lopud (23) old botanical garden island lopud (25) old botanical garden island lopud (26) old botanical garden island lopud (28) old botanical garden island lopud (31) old botanical garden island lopud (32) old botanical garden island lopud (33) old botanical garden island lopud (34) old botanical garden island lopud (35) old botanical garden island lopud (37) old botanical garden island lopud (41) old botanical garden island lopud (42) old botanical garden island lopud (44) old botanical garden island lopud (46) old botanical garden island lopud old chamaerops humilis old botanical garden island lopud old cycas revoluta old botanical garden island lopud washingtonia robusta tall washingtonia robusta

unfortunately palmkiller is already here, so it will be a problem to preserve all these beautiful palms old botanical garden island lopud palmkiller

i found this beauties under terase of one house…

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The coast, which is exposed to strong influence of the sea is inaccessible on whole island but that kind of shore is good for fishingold botanical garden island lopud (1) old botanical garden island lopud (2) old botanical garden island lopud (38) old botanical garden island lopud (39) old botanical garden island lopud (40)

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although the bays have beautiful beaches.

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Across the island in Trsteno is the oldest Plane tree(Platanus Occidentalis) in the region and another botanical garden but that is material for another story …old botanical garden island lopud old platanus

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