It is situated on the Biokovo mountain above the village of Kotišina, at an altitude of 350 to 500 meters and it is an integral part of the Biokovo Nature Park. The garden was founded by Dr. Jure Radic (1920-1990), a Franciscan and a Scientist, with the purpose of scientific research and observation, protection and preservation, and popularization of the Biokovo mountain world.