Roses are red, violets are blue… Have a look at this video first:
The flowers are beautiful right?! There are a lot of gorgeous flowers in the Garden of Europe, enchanting the eyes with a brilliant scenario indeed.
Keukenhof, translated to English means ‘The Garden of Europe’, is located in Lisse, Netherlands.The garden is the largest flower garden in the world.It is exhibited with over 7 million flower bulbs, filling the whole place with sweet aroma of blossoming flowers covering an area of 32 hectares. ( netherlands-tourism, 2016)
The story of the garden
Keuhenhof was initially a 15th century hunting ground. It was a source of herbs for Jacqueline, Countess of Hainut’s castle which was where the name Keukenhof comes from ( it was used to provide herbs for the castle’s kitchen. Rich merchants then took over the garden after the countess’ death. ( ilovetravelling-org, 2016)
Landscape architect Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who had also worked on the Vondelpark ( a park in Amsterdam), designed the grounds of the castle. ( ilovetravelling-org,2016)
Keukenhof was established in 1949. The function was for growers from Netherlands and rest of Europe to flaunt their magnificent hybrids, and assist in the Dutch export industry. ( ilovetravelling.org, 2016)
Tourist will find a wide range of different garden styles in Keukenhof. The English landscape garden features winding paths and unexpected see through points. The historical garden has many type of old bulbs. The Japanese garden is a non-traditional garden in a natural environment. ( ilovetravelling-org, 2016)
Beware, fellow tourists, Keukenhof only opens for a few weeks in a year, below is the time:
Opening times: mid March – mid May, every year ( keukenhof.nl,2016).
During these times, it is open from 8.00am to 7.30pm daily ( keukenhof.nl, 2016). With flower parades, flower shows, fun activities for family, different events happening everyday, you can ensure that your time here is not a second wasted!
So, make sure everybody ticks this site as an absolute must! The flowers are just too good to witness!
Here are some pictures of the Garden of Europe: