Gardens Of The World

Our club members visit to the most beautiful gardens of the world

Many of our club members are world travelers, and enjoy visiting famous gardens around the world. Traveling to Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, our members have been everywhere. We love to highlight the various members trips, this month we present Sherry Molinari's visit to the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands.

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    Keukenhof Gardens, Holland

    With 7 million flower bulbs planted every year across 79 acres (32 hectares), Keukenhof Gardens is a colorful sea of 800 varieties of tulips and other spring flowers, attracting visitors from around the globe who want to see the Netherlands' iconic tulip fields. More than 9 miles (15 km) of footpaths provide space to stroll around the park, take photos of flowers in bloom, and enjoy this favorite Holland tradition.

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    The gardens are only open for a short while

    Keukenhof is open for just two months each spring, making the annual event one of the most popular in Europe. In addition to the flower fields, the park is a kid-friendly venue home to canals, restaurants, a picnic area, a maze, a playground, and a windmill, providing plenty to see and do as you walk around. Consider booking a tour or ticket with skip-the-line access to ensure you get to experience the flowers in bloom, and plan to spend a half or full day exploring the park. Combo tours are available if you'd like to check out additional locations in Holland such as Marken and Volendam fishing villages or Zaanse Schans.

    Lockers are available to store luggage, The park is wheelchair accessible, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the park.

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    The best time to visit

    Keukenhof is open from mid-March to mid-May each year. Special events such as the flower parade and exhibitions are held during these two months, so check the Keukenhof website for a calendar if you're interested in timing your visit appropriately.

    Visit the official Keukenhof web-site at