Thursday, March 31, 2011

 Keukenhof Flower Garden

Where as the Quinta da Regaleira garden in Sintra, near Lisbon, is the most mystical and esoteric garden I have found the Keukenhof garden near Amsterdam is the most paradise-like. I visited Keukenhof today for second time, and it was again a great experience.

Keukenhof is the world's largest flower garden where over 7 million bulbs are planted each year. Unfortunaly it rained today, but on the other hand it was interesting to see the garden in different weather from last time.

Here are also pics of the garden in full bloom from a sunny day in middle of April 2009:

I love it how most of the garden is planted among the old forest with small hills instead of the usual flat farmland. This is something I want to try out in Finland someday. The water element is also in good use in Keukenhof with plenty of curling lakes and small streams.

Especially for the people who have spiritual respect for the nature a visit to Keukenhof is really a powerful experience.

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