Russian Lilacs — the collection of the Meshersky Arboretum


In late spring a warm wind blows the aroma of blossoming lilacs through the Central Russian steppes. This is a sign of the imminent onset of summer, romantic dates and the spirit surrounding Russian noble estates.

In late spring a warm wind blows the aroma of blossoming lilacs through the Central Russian steppes. This is a sign of the imminent onset of summer, romantic dates and the spirit surrounding Russian noble estates. A luxurious abundance of flowering lilacs can be found in Lipetsk Oblast at the Meshcherskaya Forest-Steppe Experimental Plant-Breeding Station, the place where the largest amount of this shrub can be found in Russia. Find out how different species of this decorative plant tend to sprout up with host Irina Pudova.