A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
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Many events that draw crowds have been postponed or cancelled.
If you’re planning to travel to a flower or garden event, check with the organizers to see that it’s still happening.
Some garden venues are …

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Submitted by on March 3, 2011 – 8:29 amNo Comment

This garden show certainly is on every Road Trips Gardener‘s bucket list!

To say that Keukenhof., open this year from March 24 through May 20, 2011, is a tulip festival is to sell it short. There are thousands and thousands of bulbs, other flowers and more plants throughout the venue in Lisse (not far from Amsterdam) in the Netherlands. Admission for adults is € 14,50

Keukenhof was a royal hunting area in the 15th century. Herbs for the kitchen of the castle of Jacoba van Beieren were also collected here; hence the name Keukenhof (kitchen courtyard in Dutch). The current park was part of the sizeable estate of Slot Teylingen. After van Beieren’s death, ownership passed to a series of merchant families. Baron and baroness Van Pallandt invited landscape architects J.D. and L.P. Zocher (designers of the Amsterdam Vondelpark) to make a design for the garden around the castle. This design, in the English landscape style, formed the basis of Keukenhof.

The current garden was established in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands could show off their hybrids. Keukenhof, with more than 7 million flower bulbs planted over 32 hectares, has been the world’s largest flower garden for over fifty years.

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