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    Arboretum Trsteno

    July 16, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Trsteno is a charming little harbour good for an afternoon swim; but the house is empty and falling down. Probably the owners can't afford fixing it and want too much money to sell it.
    In 1494 one of the Dubrovnik super-rich traders built a house for the Summer season just above it, and laid out an extensive garden: in fact one of the first Renaissance gardens in Europe. Now the 70 acres includes the original garden as well as later additions. In particular it is a haven for threatened Mediterranean plants. I never knew there I existed a Mediterranean Oak, a Downy Oak not to mention an Incense Pine or an Aleppo Pine. My favourite has to be the 'Bridal Veil Broom" (according to its label.)
    BTW in case you were wondering, yes it was used as a set for GOT.
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