Keukenhof Gardens is a flower person’s dream. Jennifer Macy had suggested I visit Keukenhof and once in Amsterdam we decided to make the trip. WOW, WOW, WOW, OK? Seriously, if you love flowers you need to go here. We got lucky viewing it in April. It’s opening dates are March 24 to May 20, 2011. At first I thought we’d walk through some pretty gardens and look at tulips and daffodils. I wasn’t expecting large design displays and building showcasing orchids, tulips, lilacs and such. I took 456 photos at Keukenhof, much too many for one post. Plus, one post won’t do this place justice. Today I’m posting an overview of what we saw, in following days I’ll do closeups of some of the flowers (orchids = 100 photos!)
In the center of the park is a petting zoo with cute little critters:
How about some closeups of flowers? A few of these I have no idea what they are, if you know please leave a comment..
I could have stayed at Keukenhof Gardens forever. When Kaye said it was probably time for us to head back to Amsterdam I felt like a child at Disneyland, begging not to leave.
For more information visit Keukenhof Gardens website.
Tomorrow.. the tulips of Keukenhof!