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The magic of flowers


Don't be scared! Its time for me and Delulaa to do some soul searching and get some spiritual, mental cleansing and healing. Well, we watched too much of trash.....and then Prince--its show time had given us the final blow. So here we are trying to get some fresh air, and some calm, to get back to our former selves. Well, and what better place to have this than our dear kitchen garden,The Keukenhof? Keukenhof opens its gates for visitors only for a month every year to celebrate the Spring season.

So we packed our purses with debit cards and cash that was home, and hopped on to the bus to take us there. After a pleasant bus ride, we reached Keukenhof (which means The Kitchen Garden).

Just imagine, 32 hectares of land with the most amazing flower varieties--Tulips, Daffodils, orchids, and around 2500 varieties of trees!For once, me and Delulaa were in balance. It was like the garden of heaven. The walkways took us through a wide variety of flowers, a small zoo and general wait-and-pass-your-time areas. So many people around us...yet the noise does not bother you......We were at peace with ourselves.

The garden is so beautiful, that even the long walk did not tire us out. Birds chirping, butterflies, faint strains of music and delicious smells from the garden's kitchen, add on to the beauty of this magnificent Garden.

We are told that Keukenhof was literally a kitchen garden in the earlier days and the kitchen staff of the castle of Jacoba van Beieren used to come here to collect the herbs and spices required in daily cooking. It was after the death of Jacoba van Beieren that the Keukenhof changed ownership and with the assistance from  landscape architects J.D. and L.P. Zocher, a foundation was laid for the garden of today.

Delulaa and me, we spent an entire day there, walking through the gardens, playing with the animals in the pet zoo, eating the most delicious of all the meals and finally ending with a desert fit for a Queen.

We came back all rejeuvinated and refreshed and are ready to sink our talons into all the possible oddities of this world.


Anil at: Jun 8, 2010, 9:30:00 AM said...

I missed the Keukenhof Gardens when I was in Amsterdam long back. Should have visited then.

Wilson at: Oct 27, 2010, 8:43:00 AM said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing.
Kitchen Garden

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