The pond in the King’s Landing gardens
The romantic pond in the King’s Landing gardens in Game of Thrones is a part of a botanical garden, located near the City of Dubrovnik, Croatia. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.
“It’s terrible, isn’t it? The most terrible place there is.”
Where did they film the “Pond in the King’s Landing Garden” scenes?
The romantic pond from Game of Thrones is located in the middle of the King’s Landing gardens. It is the place where Sansa and Ser Loras talk about the marriage and how awful King’s Landing is. This location is featured in several scenes throughout the 3. and 4. Game of Thrones season. The filming location for this scenic pavilion is the Trsteno Arboretum in Trsteno, Croatia.
This pond is not hard to find since it is in the heart of the Trsteno Arboretum. Just walk from the main “Sommer” house towards the north or the opposite direction of the sea.
About Trsteno Arboretum and how to get there
It is known to be the oldest arboretum in this part of the world. The viaduct, which still functions as the irrigation system was constructed in the 15th century by a local noble family. By 1948 it came under the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, which is still responsible for the caretaking.
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. 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. You can take a bus to Trsteno from Gruž, which is a neighborhood in Dubrovnik. Find more info about the bus tickets HERE.
The scene filmed in the pavilion at Trsteno Arboretum:
Sansa and Loras are talking about their marriage
(Season 3, Episode 6: “The Climb”)
Lady Margaery and Lady Brienne walk through the park
(Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords”)
Cersei approaches Oberyn Martell who is sitting and writing by the pond
(Season 4, Episode 5: “First of His Name”)