Although Ivo came from a long line of olive growers, it was only after having lived and worked in the capital city Zagreb for several decades; he returned to his native island of Hvar where his love for olive cultivation sparked.
Award-winning olive producer Ivo continued his family's tradition and took over the care of 60 old olive trees. After he had groomed the neglected fields, Ivo erected an olive grove with 300 young olive trees of the Oblica and Levantinka olive varieties.
Today the Gardens of Eden cultivates 450 olive trees in Bogomolje, a small village located in the eastern part of Hvar.
Over time, working in the olive grove became Ivo's way of life. Soon he opened an oil mill and tasting room to offer guests a different kind of tourism – one in which they would be able to enjoy pristine nature and fully savour the flavour of the extra-virgin olive oil that his family has to offer.