Ser Dontos gives Sansa a necklace
Sansa is scared by Ser Dontos who wanted to thank her for saving his life. The clearing where they meet, is part of a botanical garden not far away from the City of Dubrovnik. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.
“I don’t have anything else left. That’s all. Take it. Wear it. Let my name have one more moment in the sun before it disappears from the world.”
Ser Dontos Hollard
Where did they film the scene where Ser Dontos gives Sansa a necklace?
The clearing in the middle of the garden with the distinct rock table is part of the Trsteno Arboretum in Trsteno, Croatia. The same arboretum vas used as the movie set for quite a few of Game of Thrones scenes in season 3 and 4.
The clearing is not hard to find. Just follow the pathway from the main building (summerhouse) to the water fountain. The clearing is in the middle of the way to the fountain on the left side.
About the Trsteno Arboretum
The Trsteno Arboretum is known to be the oldest arboretum in this part of the world dating back to the 15th century. In order to supply fresh water to the Arboretum, the owners build a viaduct to the middle of the park connecting it to a fountain. The fountain serves as an irrigation system that supplies many exotic trees and plants with water. By 1948 it came under the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts which is taking care of the garden ever since.
Ways to get to the Trsteno Arboretum
If you drive by car, the best way to enter is by following the signs from the main road in Trsteno. You will find some shadowy parking places nearby but there might be too few. In this case, you should find some additional parking spaces further down by the road. There is an entrance fee to the arboretum and the price can variate between 7-8 USD (6-7 EUR).
The botanical garden is connected to the Adriatic Highway and is around 20 min drive away from Dubrovnik by car. But you can also take a bus to Trsteno if you travel from Dubrovnik. Find more info about the departures and the bus tickets HERE.
If you’d prefer a guided Game of Thrones tour from Dubrovnik to Trsteno Arboretum there are a lot of possibilities. See the guided tour option above.
The scene filmed at Trsteno Arboretum:
Ser Dontos follows Sansa into the garden to give her a neckless
Sansa is being followed by someone so she flees into the garden. It turned out that the pursuer was Ser Dontos whom she saved on Joffrey’s name day. He gives her his mothers necklace as a thank you. She refuses, but then he tells her that the neckless is the only thing left from his once strong family. He asks her to take it and wear so his name has a meaning before it disappears from the world.
(Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords ”)