The world’s largest garden with over seven million flowers

Over seven million flowers including, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will make up a spring garden in the Netherlands which is dedicated to Britain.

The site which is over 80 acres is to be situated near the town of Lisse, which is south west of Amsterdam. The exhibition is also known as Keukenhof and is considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

The official theme title for this year is ‘The United Kingdom – Land of the Great Gardens’.

Keukenhof, which is commonly known after flower growers as the Garden of Europe, is the largest flower garden in the world and has had an exhibition every spring since it first started 64 years ago. It was decided this year to dedicate the garden to the United Kingdom to raise attention of the significance of Britain as a flower growing nation and for the huge British market for buying flower bulbs from the Netherlands, which is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, flower exporting in the world.

The centrepiece of this extraordinary garden of a mosaic made up of over 60,000 flowers showing the Tower Bridge and Big Ben in London. Paul Arkwright, British ambassador to the Netherlands, planted the last bulb in the mosaic last October and will it is fully in bloom it will measure 13 by 33 metres.

This magnificent attraction is a co-production with the Royal Horticultural Society.

Approximately 70,000 British visitors visited Keukenhof last year. As well as the 32 hectares of flowers the exhibit features 30 inspiring flower shows and 100 works of art curated by Dutch artist Ansel Sandberg.

The flower garden was first organised in 1949 in a way to help flower growers from the Netherlands and the rest of Europe show off their hybrids and to help the flower export industry in the Netherlands.

The flower show was opened this year to the public on the 21st March and continues for 8 weeks.