The Flower Garden
I was doing a search on the best locations for photos in Sofia when the the University Botanical Garden popped up. I remember going to the garden as a child with my parents over 25 years ago, but in recent years I totally forgot about it. The weather was lovely and there is no better time then spring to look at flowers so I made plans with my sister to meet there.
The Botanical garden is located in the center of the city and is very close to some other must see landmarks as Sofia University, The National Library and The Alexnader Nevsky Cathedral.
I took the Subway and got off at the Sofia University station. From there is just a short walk and the University and The National Library are along the way.
Let me tell you this was the perfect spring day, the garden in front of the library was in full bloom and picture perfect. I stopped there for a while and looked at the gorgeous tulips and tree blossoms while waiting for my sister.
The Botanical Garden is surrounded by high green plant fence and passing by you might not even realize is there. Once you are in it’s like you are stepping into a different world. The garden is relatively small but a home to more then 2500 botanical species. Established in 1892 and over 125 years old with the first tree they planted still living. The garden serves as a serene place for relax, but also a home to serious conservation and educational activities.
Here is the link to their official web page in case you want to read more about it or plan a visit your self. http://www.ubg-bg.com/en/
It turned out that we picked the best day to be there because the tulips just opened the day before. The garden turned out to be more then I expected and I will not wait another 25 years to go back.
If you are ever in Bulgaria I highly recommend a visit to the Botanic garden and Balchik palace also part of Sofia University gardens. A true masterpiece of architectural design and one of the most beautiful places in Europe.
I planned my outfit around this visit and went with a gorgeous floral duster from Target for only $8.00. My shoes are a sample sale find from Paul Andrew Aslihan for only $50.00 down from $995.00. My jeans are also from Target and this is the second pair from the same style. Linking similar items below if you want to create a similar look.
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