Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 64, No 4 (1999)

The Gjorgjić-Mayneri Park on the Island of Lopud-Time of Innception and Characteristics of Ground-plan Design


Pages: 287-293


The Gjorgjić-Mayneri park is located on the island of Lopud wich makes part of the Elaphites Archipelage at the place having the same name, westwards from Dubrovnik. Ist was established in the eighties of the 19 th century on an elongated parcel of the previous olive-grove, next to the old summer mansion of the noble family Gjorgjić from Dubrovnik. It is one of the largest parks in the area of Dubrovnik (13000 m2 ). The ground-plan design of the park is conceptualised and laid out in the composite style of the 19 th century, distinguished by an interaction of geometrical and ireehand design present in the gardens in the Mediterranean. In some design elements of the park it is possible to anticipate an influence of the Dubrovnik garden tradition. The vegetation component of the park was characetrized by an outstanding presence of the exotic plant species quita singnificant in the gardens of the time. Despite of the long-time neglect this park still possesses some irrevocable values and represents a very special sight of Loput.


composite style; 19 th century; park; Lopud; Dubrovnik

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