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Spring has arrived to Buyukada

on 18/05/2015
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Buyukada

       Mother Nature is celebrating spring in Buyukada, the largest of the Princes’ Islands, an unspoilt archipelago off the coast of Istanbul.

IMG_3706 copieThe most common plant on the island is wisteria. Its fragrant purple flowers are blooming in all the gardens and on the walls of the wooden houses.

Greenery abounds here and embellishes the streets of the island, as well as the private properties and the pine woods where you can take a pleasant stroll while listening to the chirping of the birds.

Even the official monuments dedicated to Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, are adorned with flowers.

Rare shrubs and vines cover the walls and fences of the superb traditional wooden mansions called konak.

You will also find several varieties of roses with velvet petals and heady scents.

There are even some Mediterranean plants on this island located in the sea of Marmara and the bees are mad about them.

In a few weeks it will be the turn of the bougainvillea to start blooming and add their dazzling colours to the dream scenery of this picturesque island.


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