Buch's Lavender 

  • Buch's Lavender 
  • Buch's Lavender 
  • Buch's Lavender 


An icon of Mediterranean flora

Lavandula buchii, commonly known as Buch’s lavender, is a lavender variety endemic to the Mediterranean region, where its elegance and rarity are prized. Also valued for its delicate flowers and heady fragrance, it is a must-see botanical treasure. You will of course find it at your favourite seaside campsite in the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur, just near La Villa des Copains ® (Friends Villa).

Native to the Canary Islands, Buch’s lavender thrives in rocky, sunny environments. Its silver leaves and spikes of purple blooms offer an enchanting visual show, attracting nature lovers and botanists from the world over.

Just like its cousin Canary Island lavender, Buch’s lavender has pride of place at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®.

An ancient history

The ancient Mediterranean civilizations already appreciated the medicinal and aromatic properties of Buch’s. The Egyptians used it during embalming rituals, while the Greeks and Romans incorporated it in perfumes and ointments for its relaxing and purifying properties.

Due to deforestation, urbanization and climate change, some of the natural habitats of Buch’s lavender are currently under threat. Conservation initiatives are therefore necessary to preserve this precious plant and maintain its ecological balance.


Latin name :Melaleuca alternifolia
Family :Myrtacées
Color :Purple blue
Origin :Canary Islands
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Shrub
Height :30 - 60 cm
Flowering :June-September
Buch's Lavender 

Did you know?

Buch's lavender was named after the German botanist Carl Christian Buch