Springtime at Keukenhof Gardens


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From the 22nd March, the Dutch Keukenhof flower gardens will once again be open to the public – and you should be there when it happens.

The Keukenhof flower gardens were established in 1949 and have been the largest public showcase of flowers for the last 50 years. The best time to visit is mid-April when everything is in full bloom. A trip around the Keukenhof gardens are the perfect way to chase off any lingering winter blues as you get to see Spring in all its glory.

As lovely as they are, you may not want to spend all your time in one of Holland’s cities, so a daytrip out to Keukenhof is a great way to get some fresh air and scenic views. There are approximately 7 million bulbs planted annually and it won’t take a horticulturalist to appreciate the displays at Keukenhof.

Although Holland is famed for its tulips, there’s so much more to see. Keukenhof has arrangements of hyacinths, daffodils, roses, irises, lilies and many more. Although you can’t take bulbs across borders, you will have the opportunity to pre-purchase some bulbs and have them delivered later this year, during planting season.

There are also special events to be held at the gardens as well. A weekend dedicated to the composer Frederic Chopin starts on the 24th, special Easter events are to be held (meaning chocolate in abundance) and of course the famous Flower Parade is set for April 21st.

The gardens are placed between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, so it makes for an excellent stop off between the port city and Holland’s capital.

P&O Ferries have a Hull to Rotterdam service which will drop you off a short distance from the Keukenhof Gardens

Image Credit:col&tasha.

One Response to “Springtime at Keukenhof Gardens”

  1. [...] On 32 hectares, visitors to the Keukenhof gardens will be able to admire blower beds, garden designs, and a huge array of colours and fragrances. Check out our blog post about this lovely attraction here. [...]

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