Keukenhof in Lisse, Netherlands
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In the Garden of Europe
Welcome to the Garden of Europe - a nickname given to this public flower garden in Lisse, Netherlands. The literal translation of Keukenhof, from Dutch to English, is ‘kitchen court’, as the original grounds for the park and flower garden began as a vegetable garden for the royal residents of Keuken Castle during the 15th century. This prompted another nickname for the pastoral spot: 'kitchen garden'.
During autumn, gardeners carefully plant bulbs for the year ahead, planning the work to ensure that the flowers - ranging from tulips, daffodils and more - will bloom in a staggered schedule. This ensures that the garden remains a consistent floral delight.