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Today we visited the famous Keunkenhof Gardens along with a fair few more.

In the 15th century this area was little more than scrubland and dunes owned by the Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria at Teylingen Castle nearby. In the courtyard herbs and vegetables were grown for the kitchen hence the name Keukenhof-Kitchen Courtyard.

In 1949 a group of leading local bulb growers came up with the idea of an open-air spring flower show to promote the growing of flowers from bulbs on the Keukenhof estate. The gardens are only open from Mid March to Mid May.

We had heard from fellow campers that the bulbs were about three weeks late this year due to the cold spring but despite the tulips not being in full bloom there was a lot to see at the gardens. As well as the outdoor gardens there were a number of glass pavilions with some stunning displays.

We spent the day just exploring the gardens stopping for Daisy to have her picture taken by many Japanese tourists. One lady was taking a picture of her husband/boyfriend when she suddenly saw Daisy and turned to take her picture instead!

The flowers were just beautiful and so many many photos were taken. Wish we could have captured the smell of the flowers as well.



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