Lavender is one of the most colorful and beautiful plants. It originates from the Mediterranean region, and was imported to Bulgaria in 1907. Until the end of the 1980s, this culture was mainly grown near Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Pazardzhik and Blagoevgrad, and recently it has become more widespread throughout the country. In 2012, Bulgaria, along with France, ranks among the largest producers of lavender in the world. Its photogenic qualities are undeniable. Thousands of photographers around the world prefer it as a backdrop for their breath-taking shots and create true masterpieces in which they skillfully combine its colors with the landscape or other participants in the photo shoot.
And if you, like us, marvel at the hundreds of photos in purple fields, but associate them mostly with Provence, then we’re happy to tell you that we already have such places in Plovdiv. Last year we prepared a mini guide with picturesque spots outside the city, but today we will share with you three locations where you only need to prepare accessories and immerse yourself in the purple world:
The lavender in front of the Municipality
And the building itself, and the fountain, and the magnolia, and the Japanese cherry tree earlier in the year - in general, this spot in Plovdiv is not to be missed. Don't be afraid to experiment with different angles and sets because the setting is really impressive.
The lavender by the fountains in the Tsar-Simeon Garden
In case you are from the city, you must have known this place for a long time, but here too nature is the most beautiful creator and tempts us again with colors and dyes. One of the most popular spots for wedding and prom photo sessions.
The lavender in Old Plovdiv/ Ethnographic Museum
You can’t pass through the Old Town and not take a look at the pretty courtyard of one of the most remarkable Revival houses preserved in our lands. For all tourists, it is a mandatory stop on the tour around the city, and for the locals, the garden is currently full of various colorful plants.
All the shots in the article are the work of our favorite photographer with a filter for the beautiful - Dimitra Lefterova, and you too can let your imagination run wild and capture the summer colors. The flowering period usually continues until the middle of July at the most.