Monday, January 25, 2016

Keukenhof Gardens




If you love tulips and spring flowers, visit the Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam.  The gardens cover over seventy acres and are planted with nearly seven million spring flowers.

The gardens were the idea of the 1949 Mayor of Lisse.  He wanted to create an open-air flower exhibition to showcase Dutch bulb-growers' latest hybrids.  It is now the world's largest and most photographed flower garden.



If you want to see it, the best time to go is in April.  The gardens are located between the towns of Hillingom and Lisse.  The exhibition runs from the end of March to May.

12 comments:

  1. now on the bucket list. Tulips are my favorite. Wow!!!

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  2. More of these lovely shots, please! xoxo

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  3. Hi Sherry - my mother as a great gardener and she went to Keukenhof when I was in South Africa ... I've yet to get there - I will one day ... I just love bulbs ... cheers Hilary

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  4. A beautiful looking place. You find some of the best places like this.

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    1. It's a gorgeous place - one of my favorites.

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  5. Hi Sherry,

    Good grief, it's taken me so long to get to your post that the tulips are about to bloom! Okay, the daffodils have already stuck up out of the ground in the UK.

    Next time I'm in Amsterdam, avoiding the smoking district, as such, I will try to check that place out.

    Take care,

    Gary

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    1. Haha! It's been taking me a while to get around to everybody, too.

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