These picture perfect lavender fields in Moldova are part of a comeback story

Moldova’s lavender industry is coming back over 30 years since it collapsed alongside the Soviet Union.

This time round it’s not just the lavender oil that’s proving popular. The fields themselves have become a hotspot for visitors trying to get the perfect photo for social media.

Five or six newcomers to the industry have been gradually expanding their fields in a trend that has seen Moldova’s lavender oil production double to 20 tonnes over the last 20 years. But that is still a far cry from 1989 when the country produced nine times as much of this fragrant product.

“There is a tradition of this industry in our country, but after the

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