Numerous individuals, mainly photographers, have shown an interest in the lavender fields in the Yozgat neighbourhood of Ekerek due to its aroma and purple colour. On Lavender Island, visitors can enjoy watching the lavender bloom by pulling them off with their unique perspective.
The lavender fields in Kuyucak genuinely began by accident. A local rose grower from Isparta is said to have travelled to Provence, France, and brought back some lavender seeds to give to his friends. Over time, the lavender fields grew, and today this small town meets more than 90% of Turkey’s lavender needs!
A lavender island was created in Yozgat’s ekerek district thanks to joint efforts by the General Directorate of Forestry and the ekerek Municipality. Lavender plants totaling 250 thousand were brought to the 1,500-decare lavender island, which was constructed near the Ekerek Dam. On the newly built lavender island, you may find social facilities including wooden viewing terraces, camellia gardens, lavender gardens, promenades, a dock and café, solar panels, kids’ playgrounds, and a place to launch a hot air balloon.
Many visitors take pictures while strolling through the lavender blossoms on the island with a view of the Ekerek Dam. Photographers and nature enthusiasts visit the lavender island to permanently capture this unique landscape. The lavender island, which thousands of locals visit both during the week and on the weekends, has already started to transform into the area’s tourism centre.
On the other hand, in line with Vice President Fuat Oktay’s local development strategy, the ekerek Women’s Initiative and Business Cooperative, which was introduced to the area, also produces cosmetic goods from lavenders. The cooperative’s female workers are able to greatly improve the economies of their home nations by producing lavender soap, cream, cologne, and oil.
When to Visit the Lavender Fields
Similar to most other lavender fields across the world, the best time to visit Kuyucak to see the lavender fields in bloom is from late June to late July. You can be certain that you’ll get the best possible view of the lavender fields if you do this.