Keukenhof Gardens

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Keukenhof Gardens in Holland

If you wonder where the planet can see the largest variety of flowers, paths with different flavors and types of beds from hundreds of unimaginably beautiful colors, this place is surely gardens Keukenhof in the Netherlands. Keukenhof is the largest flower garden in the world, in which can be seen around 7 million flowers that are planted by hand. All of them extend the total area of 8 acres.

Fairy gardens Keukenhof are located near the city Lisse, between Amsterdam and The Hague and annually attracts nearly 900 000 tourists from around the world. For the past 60 years about 45 million visitors come to this floral paradise. Aromatic magic of millions colors accessible to tourists only two months a year - from mid-March to mid-May.

During the rest, professional gardeners take care of maintenance and perfect arrangement of the plantations. Fortunately pollen are visible without going into the limits of Keukenhof, Which is also an option for a nice walk in summer or autumn.

Keukenhof literally means "vegetable garden". The name comes from the herb garden and the kitchen of the castle of Countess of Holland, Jacoba van Beieren. After her death, gardens Keukenhof have become what we see today. For centuries, the gardens are growing and constantly expanding the scope of its diversity and Beauty. This is due to concerns that have made rich commercial families.

Keukenhof was designed back in the 15th century and since then until today the park constantly ennobles. In its current forms and frames Keukenhof is designed in 1840 by garden architects Zochter, father and son. Formally as a flower garden Keukenhof was opened by the Mayor of Lisse in 1949.

Then it was the first color display which subsequently became an annual event. For a short time Kukenkof became famous as the largest flower garden on earth. The first exhibition was intended to allow the florist from the Netherlands and throughout Europe to submit their hybrids. From another point of view it would be of great benefit to the Netherlands, the largest flower exporter in the world.

In order not to lose the wonderful colorful alleys can be used to guide to the windmill, which is located at one end of Keukenhof. Before it spreads color magic of thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, lilies, gerberas and orchids that glow in warm hues of purple, pink, yellow, red, orange, green, etc.

Besides external gardens Keukenhof everywhere in the park are greenhouses and pavilions, which offer visitors various exposures, other entertainment and sightseeing attractions. Seven more than the main gardens are divided into Keukenhof.

They are named "Inspiring gardens”. For visitors to arrange special group tours, and also one can rent a bike for intentionally crossing over to the wonderful fragrant flowers.

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