April 27, 2007

my trip to cheeseland gave me the oppurtunity to see lots of cheese and to have a glimpse of these bulbs that bloom.

my vacation was alloted in renovating my bedroom and workroom. so its a pity that i have no computer connection. during those weekends i find time to spend it in neighboring lands of amsterdam and brussels. and the holy week was just alloted at home. the first destination was in chesseland... aside from cheese, holland is rich with bulbs that bloom. i visited Keukenhof the most photographed location in the world and the most beautiful spring garden on earth. The park has more than 7 million flowering bulbs, which are planted by hand each year.

here are some trivia i got about the park:

* in the 15th century the area on which Keukenhof was streched os unspoilt nature used for hunting and for gathering herbs for the kitchen at the castles. Hence the name keukenhof means kitchen garden
* the park is 32 hectares
* for a visit to keukenhof you need approximately 5 hours
* Keukenhof receives over 700,000 national and international visitors annually.
* A bridal pair is always welcome at keukenhof during the opening hours of the park
* A bridal pair, with photographer and bridesmaids, has free acess.
* the layout of the park is based on english landscape garden
* the flower garden was the idea in 1949 of a town mayor to have a flower exhibit where growers from all over the netherlands and europe could show off their hybrids
* According to research the park is the most photographed location in the world.
* the theme for this year is the 300th birth years of the swedish physian and botanist Carolus Linnaeus, the king of flowers.

i leaved you some pictures here in slideshow and I Wish You all a Bright and Flowery day! same greeting that welcomed me at the entrance gate

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