World Renowned Keukenhof Gardens in Holland Will Open March 21
LISSE, The Netherlands, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
– Keukenhof shows a flower bulb mosaic of Big Ben and Tower Bridge
The Keukenhof theme for 2013 is “United Kingdom – Land of Great Gardens”. Keukenhof
will be focusing on the United Kingdom in a colourful way, the country being an important
partner both in terms of flower bulb export as well as tourism. The country also offers an
enormous variety of different gardens and landscapes. What’s more, Keukenhof itself was
originally designed as an English landscape garden.
The most beautiful spring garden in the world opens its gates. Mention the word
Keukenhof just about anywhere in the world and you’re sure to be met with a look of happy
recognition. On 21 March 2013 Keukenhof opens its gates for the 64th time. When the gates
close eight weeks later, another 800,000 guests from all over the world will have visited
the Keukenhof international flower exhibition in Holland.
The most popular draw at Keukenhof in 2013 is sure to be the flower bulb mosaic of Big
Ben and Tower Bridge. The mosaic measures 13 by 22 metres and has been created from almost
60,000 flower bulbs. Its colourful splendour will reveal itself in all its floral glory in
the spring of 2013.
It is Springtime, there is a lot of organic activity going on under the ground at
Keukenhof in Lisse. Around seven million flowering bulbs have been planted during the past
months and as spring breaks, these will provide the traditional colorful splendor of the
international flowering bulb exhibition.
Keukenhof was originally the herb garden (“keuken” means kitchen in Dutch) of the
Countess of Holland, Jacoba van Beyeren (1401-1436). In 1840, the horticultural architects
Zocher, a father and son, designed the park that forms the basis of the current Keukenhof.
They also designed the noted Vondelpark in Amsterdam.
Keukenhof is the showcase of the Dutch horticultural industry, with the emphasis on
flowering bulbs. The exhibitions and events in the park interrelate a host of Dutch items
in the field of culture and the arts. Unexpected approaches highlight various aspects of
contemporary and classic designs alike.
21 March – 20 May