Iris is a flower that bears the name of the divine messenger of ancient Greek gods. In Croatia, we took it a step further, naming it in honour of the ruler of the Slavic pantheon himself!
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GARDENS AND PARKS
It was sculpted in 1920's by Emil Bohutinsky and some consider it to be one of the most notable Croatian modern children statues. It depicts a true boy Dado and it was ordered by his father, wealthy industrialist Antun Res. And here comes the weird part. There are several urban legends about the statue, none of them as cute as the statue itself....
Whether you need a serene moment or an energy boost, a walk down the pathways of Zagreb Botanical Garden makes a perfect fit. And while you’re there enjoying the green exhibition, listen carefully, for the soft breeze running through centennial arboretum brings back the echo of the days when the Botanical Gardens were only founded. That happened about 120 years ago.