In the picturesque village of Gdinj, a unique fjori fôra garden has sprung up; veritable Hvar on a small scale with an abundance of wild plants that testify to the biodiversity of the island of Hvar and the traditional diligence of the islanders and their coexistence with nature.

Like other gardens on the island, this one is the result of long, well-planned work: the area of the former vineyard and of lavender and rosemary fields, overgrown with vegetation, was carefully cleared, and old dry-stone walls manually rearranged to properly divide the plot into six smaller fields. Seeds were then planted in the flowerbeds, and cuttings and adult wild plants collected in different areas of the island of Hvar were transferred.
Each of the six fields is dedicated to a particular group of plants the islanders used in everyday life for centuries: edible plants, plants for cosmetics and medicinal preparations, plants for making and dyeing textiles… A circle trail leads through the fields, all the way to the rest area – a place for the presentation and tasting of authentic island products, carefully selected for the brand fjori fôra.

Visitors can enjoy a pleasant walk through the garden and sightseeing of the plant pools, take photos dressed as a beekeeper or a floral oldtimer driver, and visit a shop with unique souvenirs. They will also have organized educational programs with expert guidance: a garden tasting tour where they can get to know the island’s flora through all the senses or a tour dedicated to aromatherapy that will introduce them to the production cycle of essential oils.

Fjori fôra garden is a precious dedication to human perseverance and devotion to nature and an inevitable destination for anyone who wants to smell, taste, and experience the island of Hvar in its fullness.

Brand fjori fôra celebrates the essence of the way of life on the island of Hvar, embodied in the Ćurin family, which has been growing lavender since 1955. Plantations and wild plants are processed and harvested by hand, without machinery. They are the source of completely natural products based on essential oils and spices. All these products are gathered in the brand fjori fôra, whose packaging design with traditional artistic motifs of plants and the name which in the dialect means “blossoms of Hvar”, bring a piece of the Mediterranean to every home. Brand communication and design are signed by the Design Bureau Izvorka Jurić.

Fjori fôra garden is a precious dedication to human perseverance and devotion to nature and an inevitable destination for anyone who wants to smell, taste, and experience the essence.