11 april 2017

Keukenhof #2

The history of Keukenhof goes back to the 15th century, when Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria, Jacoba van Beieren (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegetables here for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641, and the estate grew to an area of over 200 hectares.

The castle gardens were redesigned in 1857. That park, in the English landscape style, still forms the basis of Keukenhof. In 1949 a group of flower bulb exporters came up with a plan to use the estate for a permanent exhibition of spring-flowering bulbs, and the park opened its gates to the public in 1950.
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16 opmerkingen:

  1. ...what a colorful collection...thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wat mooi is het daar, met al die kleuren!

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  3. daar heb ik nu altijd al naar toe gewild Marleen..

    misschien dit jaar

    groeten

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  4. Boa tarde, maravilhoso jardim que me transporta para a beleza, as excelentes fotos mostram na perfeição a beleza das varias cores.
    Votos de Páscoa repleta de alegria! Feliz Páscoa!
    AG

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  5. I'd love to see them for myself someday.

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  6. An incredible place. So much color. A delight. I'm wondering what those droopy flowers are in the first photo - very unusual in my experience.

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    1. hi Lowell, I checked and found that the orange pendulous flowers are called Fritillaria imperialis (crown imperial, imperial fritillary or Kaiser's crown). In Dutch it's "Keizerskroon".
      info from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritillaria_imperialis

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  7. Wow! THose tulips are FANTASTIC! I think this has been a banner year for them, at least here in Berlin.

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  8. Superhyper wonderful flowers. These are amazing to see.

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  9. The colours are fantastic. A beautiful feast for the eyes.

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  10. I can't get over how beautiful this place is! The colors are amazing.

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  11. Ooooooooooh. What an absolute delight! Thank you.

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  12. Really, really beautiful floral displays!

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