Spectacular Keukenhoff – A Tulip Garden in Holland

People who have followed this blog since its beginning know I love beautiful gardens!  Today I saw one of the world’s greatest gardens: Keukenhof

An enormous garden created anew each year by the association of tulip bulb producers of Holland Keukenhof is said to be the largest flower garden in the world. Keukenhof covers 79 acres of wooded land with tulip displays, azaleas, narcissus, and more. The park includes a beautiful small lake, a Dutch windmill and several buildings that tell the story of tulips and display many other types of flowering plants. It is open every year near Amsterdam, but only in tulip-blooming season, late March through mid-May.

In going there today I accomplished a goal I’ve had since 2002. When I was there that year I saw the acres of fields where tulips are grown and their bulbs are harvested but I didn’t enter the park. Now I’ve experienced one of the greatest gardens.

Here’s a link to a short video that gives you a taste of Keukenhof.

And here is a link to the official site of the Keukenhof Gardens.

And here are a few of the hundreds of photos I took today. It was heavenly!

Having fun “walking on water” at the lake.

In the large “flower show” area there were many diffferent types of amaryllis on display, including this one.