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Tulips enchantment in Groot Bijgaarden kasteelpark

The flower exhibition at the castle of Groot-Bijgaarden thrilled and enjoyed me enwith its unforgettable flower experience. The park, which is about 14 hectares, incorporates nearly all spring bulb varieties. The castles’ gardeners have planted by hand, under the direction of Dutch specialists, more than 1 million bulbs!! During the four weeks in which the exhibition takes place flower lovers will have the opportunity to discover 500 varieties including 400 tulip varieties.

The tulips are divided into three categories: early flowering, midseason and late flowering but may also be labelled as classic triumph, botanic tulips, lily flowers, viridiflora, parrots and multi–flora. Amongst the narcissi and daffodils, very rare varieties can be discovered such as the papillon narcissus and numerous botanical varieties. A sea of muscari, wild tulips, violets, azaleas and rhododendrons spreads out under the ancient trees...

  

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Taken on April 14, 2012