In 2004, after stumbling across the derelict garden of an abandoned hotel that had long been left for dead in Croatia’s ancient City of Zadar, we decided to breathe new life into this unique location…
Don’t call it a comeback
Since the site’s resurrection, The Garden Zadar has become established as the best loved and most peaceful addition to Croatia’s culture.
Settled on the Dalmatian coastline, the open terrace bar faces relaxing views of Zadar’s city walls and harbour while sunrays dance across the waves of the surrounding Adriatic Sea. It's a place that is alive throughout the whole day
Tune in and drop out
From the moment you enter through The Gardens’ gates into the spacious outdoor seating areas.
In fact, the most taxing decision you may have to make all day is where best to sit and enjoy the magical atmosphere – whether it’s reclining on a 30m seating wave littered with day beds overlooking the sea or nesting on comfortable sofas beneath the sunshine, dappled shade or a constellation of stars.
Music has access to all areas courtesy of our individually zoned sound system, which ensures quality sound and the ability to control the EQ and volume in each separate zone - which comes to life when one of our top international guests are invited to play for the evening.
This years season starts in May and special guests are setting the standard for the year to come. The whole season will be marked with a handpicked selection of DJs so a good example is the opening night that is curated by Bobby Beige and Mate Kokic. More information on our events page here.
The Garden Zadar is now in its twelfth season - but there are no signs of fading beauty and this year the site has even been given a small facelift…
The big news is the partnership with the "art of raw", so you can taste raw food, the one prepared with no cooking and only out of fresh ingredients, throughout the whole season. It's all about the unique concept that unites lifestyle, education, coaching and is based on understanding the nature and sustainable living.
Curl up in a cabana
The stone terrace sofa area is perfect for small private functions and there are now three more cabanas at the opposite end of the Garden, which share the same intimate ambience beneath a canopy of trees. All cabanas have their own personal waitress service, which promises prompt, high quality service.
Other changes include an all-new LED colour change lighting system, architectural gardening and the adaptation of a water feature to create another seating wave.
If you would like to reserve a cabana or get more information about private functions, please email our events team here.
Look forward to seeing you there. . .
The Garden Family xxx