Thursday, April 13, 2017

K - Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands

Tulips.  Tulips.  More tulips.  And beautiful gardens.  And sculpture.  This was just a wonderful afternoon.  I visited the Keukenhof Gardens on the last weekend they were open for the season.










Pictures of flowers are worth thousands of words.  I still remember the sight of the vast flower fields in bloom as I flew over the Netherlands into Schipol Airport one year in April.  It was like the largest patchwork quilt I have ever seen.

Do you enjoy garden tours?  Do you have a flower garden?  Would this visit be on your must-see list in the Netherlands?

Bonus:  Hosta 'Krossa Regal'

24 comments:

  1. I would love to have a flower garden, but I am only just starting to learn gardening. I am at the keeping what is there alive stage :P

    My A to Z:
    Kafka

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    1. After 45 years of gardening, I am at the keeping my plants away from animals that want to eat them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. This would definitely be on my "must visit" list. Stunning! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I am glad I made the trip to see it. The window for visiting in the spring is short and the weather is not the greatest, but the gardens are really stunning.

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  3. I've always wanted to see this. Denise, can you bring any of the bulbs home? Or will they ship?

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    1. I saw bulbs for sale but did not buy any. Years ago I ordered bulbs from the gardens in Holland, Michigan and they shipped them to my home. The critters dug up and ate all of them over the winter and I never planted another tulip.

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  4. I would love to visit this place because it's always great to have a day without all the museums and activity of the city. I love all these flowers, love that one can walk on those lily pads and I love that one sculpture of that girl who looks like she is flying. I would love to have a secret garden, full of flowers and hidden places to sit looking at a garden gnome or some other sculpture but I'm the Kiss of death with plants..but my hubby isn't. I a, looking forward to seeing your beautiful garden again this year

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    1. Here's hoping the animals haven't eaten all my hostas. I am seeing lots of damage.

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  5. Tulips are a favorite flower. That's one of the reasons I want to visit The Netherlands!

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Kibble

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    1. I love seeing the native dress when I visit a country.

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  7. Gorgeous pictures. Someday I'm going to travel and this will be on the list.

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  8. =) What a coincidence, I wrote about Keukenhof for my K post too. Your pictures are lovely!
    https://sujataravi6.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/k-is-for-keukenhof-atozchallenge/

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  9. Fabulous gardens! A splash of spring colour is just what we need now. Thanks for the lift.

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  10. Looks very relaxing and great for a stroll. I like the fountain in the first picture. Looks like a giant dandelion!

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    1. You are right. Looks just like a large seed head.

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  11. How beautiful. Only gardens I remember visiting were in NC, SC and GA.

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  12. This would absolutely be on my must-see list for visiting the Netherlands! What a treat!

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  14. I love visiting gardens, some day perhaps I will make it to Keukonhof, but for now I will have to just enjoy the pictures. If your travels ever take you to Maine, I recommend a visit to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, not quite like Keukenhof but enjoyable just the same.
    Tinbugs from Travelling Spoons

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    1. I was in Bar Harbor many years ago. It was totally unplanned and I really enjoyed it.

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  15. What beautiful gardens. I've never seen so many tulips together.

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  16. Stunning and just as I remember it. On one of our visits, there was a photo shoot for a wedding magazine layout. Beautiful backdrop for the wedding gowns.

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