Keukenhof. Blind date.
There are thousands of different flowers in Keukenhof, not just tulips. Here are some beautiful lilies...
Keukenhof ("Kitchen garden"), also known as the Garden of Europe, is situated near Lisse, Netherlands, and is the world's largest flower garden. According to the official info for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 000 000 flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares.
Keukenhof is located in West Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam.
Keukenhof is situated on a 15th century hunting area. It was also a source of herbs for Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut's castle, which is the source of the name Keukenhof.
The garden was established in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse. The idea was to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show off their hybrids.
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Explore #4, 02/18/2011