For the third consecutive year I visited the world-famous gardens of Keukenhof. Located in the Dutch city of Lisse, Keukenhof is home to more than 7 million flowers spread over an impressive 70 acres. Open only for six weeks every year, the gardens are a visual feast of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and bluebells of all imaginable colours and varieties.
Each year a theme is selected and 2014 was none other than Holland with the previous two years having been the United Kingdom and Poland. The highlight of the Dutch theme, apart from millions of tulips, was a flower bulb mosaic depicting an Amsterdam canal scene with more than 60,000 tulips! Above is a selection of my favourite flowers from the day.
More information about Keukenhof can be found on the official website here. The gardens will be open next year from 20 March to 17 May 2015. The theme for 2015 is the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh coinciding with the 125th anniversary since his death.