Kvarner newsletter / no 2

Mali Lošinj
Aromatic welcome all year long

Thematic days which are organized within the project Island’s aromas and tastes will again attract numerous visitors to Lošinj’s Aromatic garden. Days of lemons and oranges will be organized in January and February, and number of other aromatic events are expected during the year.

In the very centre of town Mali Lošinj a true aromatic paradise is located – large Mediterranean garden in which visitors can get to know the entire island biodiversity – aromatic plants, fruits and citrus fruits which are grown here. For two years, garden has been attracting numerous visitors, and its proud owner Sandra Nicholich has created an original Lošinj tourist product for each tourist. Of course, those are aromatic packages which the tourists can take home as an island memento.
Aromatic garden stretches on cca 3.500 m2 and ever since it was decorated, it has been a recognizable “target” of numerous tourists. Apparently, in addition to being an exceptionally attractive horticultural facility where after a light walk, visitors can get to know the herbal abundance of the entire island – from medicinal to aromatic herbs, number of interesting manifestations titled Island’s aromas and tastes are organized during the year. Besides garden owner, representatives of the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj participate in organization of manifestations, and their participation provides a  strong marketing-promotional support to such manifestations. 
So far, the Aromatic garden has hosted days of olives, figs, rosemary, bearberry, sage and asparagus. During those days, the garden is transformed into a large tasting room of various dishes prepared according to traditional and modern recipes, which main ingredients are herbs which days are being celebrated. In addition, during those days, numerous lectures on healing powers of herbs with experts participating are being organized as well as thematic photo-competitions and many other. In short – during those thematic days, Aromatic garden becomes a large gathering place of visitors, which is naturally expected this year as well.  Days of lemons will be organized in January, Days of oranges in February, March is reserved for Days of sage, April for Days of asparagus and rosemary, Days of lavender and everlasting are organized in May, Days of Spanish broom in June, Days of bougainvillea in July, August is traditional month for Days of oleander, September is reserved for Days of figs and bearberry, in October visitors will be able to enjoy Days of myrtle and rosehip, and Days of olives take place in November, while attractive Days of agaves and pine are organized in December.