When I recently went to the alluring Karatay Lavender Garden, I was immediately in awe of its beauty. The calming aroma engulfed me as I strolled through the lavender fields, evoking a peaceful mood. Bees danced amid the blossoms, gathering nectar as the vivid purple hues spanned indefinitely. It was a genuinely enchanted experience that provided serenity and knowledge about lavender growing and use. The Karatay Lavender Garden is a location where the beauty of nature and human care combine to make a pleasant trip.
The Karatay Lavender Garden was created by Konya’s central Karatay District Municipality and is open to visitors.
Karatay Municipality built the garden in the Karaaslan Üzümcü Neighbourhood in 2019 to make sure that locals enjoy themselves, to increase alternative agricultural products, and to analyse the lands more effectively. It has started to accept tourists as the new season has begun. The lavender garden, which attracted tens of thousands of tourists the year before and offered incredible experiences, is equally popular this year.
The top spot for locals from all walks of life, domestic and foreign tourists, couples wishing to take wedding or engagement photos, amateur and professional photographers, and individuals proposing marriage.
The Karatay Municipality has many entertaining places, including the Karatay Buffet, observation terraces, strolling routes, and garden. Additionally, locals have the opportunity to try a range of products made with lavender, such as ice cream and soda. Hasan Klca, the mayor of Karatay, thanked everyone who came to the lavender garden and showed interest from the beginning in a post on his social media accounts. He continued:
“While providing our Karatay with the facilities it needs, infrastructure investments, numerous projects, services, and investments from education to sport, from culture to social studies, we are also realizing the attraction areas that will be the centre of attraction in our region. One of these tourist spots is now our lavender garden.”