...continuing the garden journey :-D
(Info from the internet)
The most beautiful Spring Garden in the world.
In the 15th century Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria was the owner of the estate. In these grounds she hunted and in the court next to her fortress “Teylingen”, she grew herbs and vegetables for the kitchen. That is where the name Keukenhof comes from: Kitchen Garden
In 1850 the original design for the park was made by father and son Zocher,
landscape architects from Haarlem.
In 1949 a group of flower bulb growers and exporters came up with the idea of
holding an exhibition as showcase for the flower bulb industry.
In total there are 15 kilometers of walking paths.
There are 280 benches, 15 fountains and 32 bridges in the park.
At Keukenhof there are more than 2500 trees in total in 87 different varieties.
Every year 7 million flower bulbs are planted in more than 1600 different varieties.
These bulbs are supplied by more than 90 exhibitors, our “Court Suppliers”.
The total area of the park measures 32 hectares (about 80 acres).
Every year 12 swans are leased for the duration of the opening period.
For more information: www.keukenhof.nl