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The Dutch park Keukenhof  presented in photos to the citizens of Plovdiv

The Dutch park Keukenhof presented in photos to the citizens of Plovdiv

6/21/2010 9:00:03 AM

Photo exhibition will present the most beautiful Dutch park, Keukenhof, in the central lobby of the Ivan Vazov National Library in Plovdiv, officially opening June 21, 2010, at 6 PM.

The exhibition, closing July 2, is named "The Magic of Flowers".

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The park Keukenhof (meaning "Kitchen Garden"), also known as the Garden of Europe, is situated near Lisse, Netherlands, and is the world's largest flower garden. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares.

Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the "Dune and Bulb Region" (Duin- en Bollenstreek).

The garden was established in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse. The idea was to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show off their hybrids – and help the Netherlands export industry (it is the world's largest exporter of flowers). Keukenhof has been the world's largest flower garden for over fifty years.

Info: Wikipedia

 

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