Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day Seven: April 18, 2011

Keukenhof, the largest bulb garden in the world was our last flower excursion. Our driver took us through the back roads filled with tulip fields. The tulips fields were at their peak. We “tip-toed” through the tulips for a photo session.

Darrin arranged a special tour of Keukenhof with Jan Pennings, the president of one of the major Dutch growers and VP of Keukenhof. We learned the history of Keukenhof and its purpose as an exhibition garden for growers. Jan showed us his company’s garden, including their special daffodil, “My Story”. We ventured all over the gardens and discovered amazing varieties of tulips, a fascinating display of daffodils, the orchid house and inspiration gardens.

We had our finale dinner at the 17th century canal home of the former American Ambassador to the Netherlands. We experienced a Dutch “walking dinner” as we toured the restored home overlooking a canal and filled with six floors of art and antiques.

We said good-bye to our wonderful hosts and instructors, Isabel, Lieve, Haruko and Rob joined us at our dinner. We were so lucky that the weather was beautiful every single day. Our trip was filled with people opening up their hearts and homes for us our amazing flower adventure. Until the next adventure…. Laura

1 comment:

  1. The deep blue colors of the hyacinth flowers are stunning! Tulips are just as gorgeous, too!