For the average consumer it is a job for the weekend. The Keukenhof gardeners have been busy for a little longer with planting flower bulbs. In week 40, a team of 45 started planting the 7 million annual plants that should give color to the park in Lisse. Everything must be planted before December 1. And that is mainly done manually, with a shovel. And only after the bulbs have been placed or scattered in the beds according to carefully thought-out patterns and combinations of cultivars and species.
When does the Dutch park opens its doors? The opening is Thursday 24 March 2022. Fifty-two days later, on Sunday 15 May, the park will close its doors. Keukenhof expects a million visitors, mainly from the Netherlands and surrounding countries.