Dubrovnik Flower Market – flowery weekend in Dubrovnik

Organized by the Dubrovnik Tourist Boardthe Dubrovnik Flower Market will be held in Dubrovnik from April 8 to 10, offering a rich three-day program dedicated to the world of flowers and gardening.

Within the framework of this event, traditional fairs and sales of flowers will be held, on Friday April 8, on the promenade of Lapad Bay from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, April 9, in the Luja Park Šoletić in Gruž de 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year the fair will host Vrtlar doo, CZR Josipovac, Ankora doo, OPG Meštrić, Agrovrt Metković, Vrtni center Valent, OPG Bagić, flower and seedling producer Mesić and OPG Varvir. By browsing the flower fair, you can get tips and ideas on setting up your own plant corner, garden and backyard.

On Friday April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in Lapad Bay, there will be an “Info corner on the harmfulness of Ailanthus altissima or the varnish tree”, organized by Vrtlar doo and the Public Institution for the Protection of nature. The objective of this project is to inform the public in order to raise awareness about the negative impact of the varnish tree, as with the rest of all invasive alien species and the consequences that occur when they become domesticated. , a “Plant Surgery” will be organized in the Luja Šoletić Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., where all visitors will be able to consult on plant health and protection with professional staff Kristina Skvrce, a long-time florist and B. Sc. interior, Zrinka Kesić, B.Sc., Tajana Vulević, nursery specialist and Vladimir Vuletić, B.Sc.

Open days in florists for all flower and gardening lovers with a special offer, a rich selection of flower plants, vegetables and herbs will be organized on Friday 8 and Sunday 9 and Saturday 10 April, in Ankora doo stores in Zaton and Gruž, Cvjećarnica Cvijet from Kike, Cvjećarnica Patrea and the Vrtlar stand on Pile.

In addition to the traditional flower fair, the program will be enriched this year with a guided tour “Gardens of Dubrovnik” by Vesna Barišić, who will explain to visitors what the gardens of Dubrovnik looked like, as well as traditional plants and fruits such as than bitter orange and pomegranate. Through this guided tour, which crosses the Faubourg du Pile with its spectacular walled gardens, visitors will appreciate the green oases hidden within the walls, as well as the inevitable monastery gardens, and the visit will also raise awareness of the importance gardens in urban planning. The thematic visit is organized free of charge for visitors and citizens on Friday at 4:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. with the meeting point in front of the Center Office de Tourisme sur Pile with confirmation of arrival compulsory before Thursday April 8 before noon, on the mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: +38520312011.

On the last day of the event, Sunday April 10, a workshop on collecting and preparing wild plants on Lopud will be held. The workshop will be hosted by Jadranka Ničetić and Katija Živković who will guide visitors through the harvesting, preparation and tasting of herbs at the Mandrač restaurant on Lopud. The registration fee is 75 Kuna and includes coffee, lemonade, a piece of cake, a printed brochure and a workshop on how to prepare dishes using picked herbs. Transport is not organized and the regular ferry line to Lopud on Sunday leaves the port of Gruž at 9.30 a.m. and returns from the island of Lopud at 6.15 p.m. Registration is mandatory before Friday, April 8 before 6:00 p.m. by e-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: +38520312011.

Terisa K. Carn