2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.
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Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Brenda Ryan for LawnStarter
What says romance better than a dozen roses? How about thousands of roses, along with lilies, tulips, philodendrons, and every other flower you can imagine.
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Submitted by on March 3, 2011 – 8:29 amNo Comment

This garden show certainly is on every Road Trips Gardener‘s bucket list!

To say that Keukenhof., open this year from March 24 through May 20, 2011, is a tulip festival is to sell it short. There are thousands and thousands of bulbs, other flowers and more plants throughout the venue in Lisse (not far from Amsterdam) in the Netherlands. Admission for adults is € 14,50

Keukenhof was a royal hunting area in the 15th century. Herbs for the kitchen of the castle of Jacoba van Beieren were also collected here; hence the name Keukenhof (kitchen courtyard in Dutch). The current park was part of the sizeable estate of Slot Teylingen. After van Beieren’s death, ownership passed to a series of merchant families. Baron and baroness Van Pallandt invited landscape architects J.D. and L.P. Zocher (designers of the Amsterdam Vondelpark) to make a design for the garden around the castle. This design, in the English landscape style, formed the basis of Keukenhof.

The current garden was established in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands could show off their hybrids. Keukenhof, with more than 7 million flower bulbs planted over 32 hectares, has been the world’s largest flower garden for over fifty years.

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