As the guide stopped to point out alligators, birds, and fauna, my daughter chatted it up with a nice gentleman who was likely in his 70’s. Not exactly the Spring Break that a single graduate student had in mind
Posts from the ‘Gardens’ Category
I thought certain elements that were just weird to me in design concept looked amazing in practice. Clearly, I am no visionary.
Far Away Friday. Keukenhof was #1 on my garden visit bucket list. Thanks Tiny Tim for inspiring me to tip-toe through the tulips. i did it!
So one day in May, My dream became a reality.
It’s difficult to pick my favorite photos. I took 586 photos at this garden and kept a few hundred. I only had my Droid phone and a lil Canon point and shoot. The gardens are colorful,quiet,inspiring and out of this world beautiful. Check out my Instagram soon for more photos.
I learned that there are 7 million bulbs and 800 varieties of tulips. And, they are donated by growers for the rights to be “exclusive” and planted by volunteers. This is genius and what makes this place the best spring garden in the world. Way to go Netherlands!
When you walk onto the grounds you noticed paths lined with beds of tulips in every color and in every direction.
Some are straight and some curve like a river-bed
or a sea!
The color is so vivid.
And yet, I love seeing some of my photos in black and white
There are many varieties of tulips.
And of course many other bulbs and flowers.
With every great garden, there is great art. Of course, it is the Netherlands and the bikes represent. I took this pic with my phone and it is one of m y favorites.
And the unconventional which includes blood and bondage. IDK but there is inspiration for every gardener.
There are also fountains
Each year there are exhibits both inside and outside. Made me respect how much work goes into this garden each and every year since 1949.
I absolutely LOVED this grill area.
The camping area
I would love to replicate this outdoor room. Check out the walls made of river rock and wire mesh type walls-Awesome!
A windmill is incorporated into this Dutch garden. Gorgeous!
One can tour the tulip fields in a silent boat. I did not do this so it is my #1 MEGatip -Do this!
Beautiful and inspiring. I wish all of you gardener ‘s a visit to Keukenhof. We have some mighty big shoes to fill! Thanks Keukenhof!
MEGastars I give this garden 5***** stars. It is a world premier garden and I am so happy that I made this mecca.
- Take the boat tour of the tulip fields.
- GO to this garden and walk around.
- There is food on the grounds. Spend the day!
- Visit the indoor exhibits.