Enjoy Netherlands' Gardens From The Comfort Of Your Couch
COVID-19 has imposed a universal hiatus, coercing all doors to be locked and shutters to be pulled down. At the time when people from different countries are supposed to fly over to the Netherlands to soak in the beauty of the renowned Dutch flower park, Keukenhof, humans strolling in the streets, have become a sight, rare to be seen.
Keukenhof is the world’s largest bulb flower garden, with over 800 varieties of flowers. Every year during the months of March and May, South Holland gets visitors from around the world to be a part of the happy season. It is that gay time of the year when the alluring beauty of springtime blooms such as tulips, roses, orchids, lilies, hyacinths, carnations, irises, daffodils, etc. start to kick in.
Unfortunately, in its history of 71 years, this is the first time that the gates of Keukenhof will remain close to the public. However, the officials of the garden are not on board to let the exquisiteness of the sights go in vain, pandemic or not. ‘Keukenhof Virtually Open’ will gladly teleport viewers to the 80-acre park and let people be a part of the joy, though virtually.
People associated with the garden have stated that exhibitors, gardeners and others have put in strenuous efforts to please the world with breathtaking spectacles of the garden. As many as 700 million bulbs have been planted for the annual display. The flowers are already blooming, and the garden is in one of its best attire, which will improve over time in the weeks to come. It is not fair to the people who worked so hard to pull off the present look of the garden if the flowers wither without anyone calling on them to admire their beauty.
The virtual tour has been arranged to keep up with the tradition that the garden has been adhering to, for the past 71 years and also to be fair to those who toiled hard in rain and sun, tending to the flowers. Virtual visitors can now walk gracefully amidst colourful flowers via online channels because as stated in their website, “If people cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to the people”.