Friday, 8 May 2015
I recently returned from a trip to Keukenhof in Lisse, a town which lies southwest of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It's a place I have wanted to visit ever since hearing about it - in case you haven't, it's a world-reknowned spring garden featuring a staggering variety of flowers.
It features over 7 million flowers but is best known for its beautiful displays of tulips, Holland's national flower. The gardens showcase a whopping 800 varieties of tulip!
If I actually had a "bucket list" this would most definitely have been on it! As someone who adores tulips and loves colour, it was just such a marvellous feast for the eyes - not to mention the beautiful perfume of delicately scented hyacinth and narcissi flowers.
I really loved this vibrant stripe effect that was created with rows of different colours of tulips and hyacinths.
There were so many lovely things to see around every corner and I must have taken over a hundred pictures...
This year Keukenhof had special displays in tribute to Vincent van Gogh, one of the most famous Dutch painters.
The artist inspired some interesting displays in one of the Keukenhof flower shows.
If you ever get the chance to visit, I cannot recommend it enough, especially if you are a flower fan. Find out more on the website: www.keukenhof.nl.
Stay tuned for more floral loveliness, including pictures of the stunning commercial flower fields!