March 26, 2012

Keukenhof flower gardens opened with Polish theme

Filed under: Art,Music,Nature by Branko Collin @ 1:48 pm

Last Thursday the Keukenhof bulb gardens in Lisse (between Amsterdam and The Hague) opened its doors for its yearly exhibition.

This year’s theme is “Poland, Heart of Europe”, which is celebrated amongst others with a 50,000 flowering bulb portrait of composer Chopin.

The park will remain open until May 20, and expects to receive about 900,000 visitors.

If you would like to know what Keukenhof is about, Flickr is your friend. (Although that stream also shows photos of flower fields that have nothing to do with the Keukenhof.)

(Photo: Link: Los Angeles Times.)

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March 22, 2011

New tulip named after Vincent van Gogh

Filed under: Art,History,Nature by Orangemaster @ 11:33 am

Spring and the Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden that attracts visitors from around the world has a new red-brown tulip named after Vincent van Gogh.

Omroep Brabant got an explanation from Amsterdam’ Van Gogh Museum that there is no relation whatsoever between the flower and Van Gogh. He’s never even painted tulips, but he did like flowers.

(Link: vangoghmuseum,, Photo of Van Gogh tulip by vangoghmuseum)

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March 6, 2009

Keukenhof flower garden to buy poo artwork

Filed under: Art,Nature by Orangemaster @ 10:14 am

De Keukenhof in Lisse, the world’s largest flower garden which fills up with tourists in spring, is considering buying a lovely bit of artwork to spruce up the place: a big statue of poo made by famous multidisciplinary artist Wim T. Schippers. The director of the Keukenhof wants to place the 4,5 metre high artwork in the children’s play area, after having seen a picture of children climbing on it. And he wants to try and score the poo before Queen Beatrix opens the Keukenhof on 18 March.


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