Keukenhof shows a flower bulb mosaic of Big Ben and Tower Bridge
LISSE, The Netherlands, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - 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.
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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
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
For further information:
Keukenhof - Annemarie Gerards, PR Manager, Tel: +31-(0)252-465-505, +31-(0)6-22669760, firstname.lastname@example.org