This post is about traveling in past. Had heard about Amsterdam Keukenhof Garden and had seen it on screen. Remember Silsila ? “Dekha Ek Khwab to Ye Silsile Hue”. Yes, this is THE place. I always wanted to live the ecstasy and when I felt I had a chance, converted it in reality.
Public can not enter these fields. There is a railing along the pathway.
Lisse. It is an hour’s drive from Amsterdam city in the Netherlands. When I entered the garden I couldn’t believe my eyes – such an abundant beauty in a small place in the country side !! Tulip bulbs were everywhere and such a stylistic work of vibrant colors – Red, yellow, violet, white, pink and just about any shade you can ever imagine.
I think I’ll speak very little this time, let the pictures speak. I have 200+ of them clicked with analogue camera & only a few with digicam. Time again to travel & I know once again my analogue camera will speak more than my digicam. They are my treasures which I show to others.
This garden is maintained by the major tulip exporters of Netherlands. There are many pavilions of these exporters to show off their other flowers as well. It is open only in April and May and gets nearly 2 million visitor in two months. Isn’t it amazing ??
Just take a look at the images. Such a breathtaking as well as refreshing garden.
Now the history. In 1949, a group of Dutch bulb growers planned to create an open-air flower exhibition. It was to remain as a permanent showcase for the bulb and flower industry in Netherlands. Now, after so many years, this flower show called Keukenhof, is spread over 80 acres and 90 bulb producers and 6 million tulips, narcissi, daffodils, and hyacinths as well as ancient trees, flowering shrubs, ponds and fountains are part of it.
The park is breathtaking ! Even the person who has little or no interest in flowers will be amazed at the range of colors, fragrances, sizes, and sheer beauty of the millions of flowers.
Netherlands exports more than two and a half billion tulip bulbs throughout the world annually.
Note:- All the pictures displayed here are from analogue camera, so quality of photos has suffered a lot.