The history of Keukenhof dates back to the 15th century. Countess Jacoba van Beieren [Jacqueline of Bavaria] (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegetables from the Keukenduin [kitchen dunes] for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641 and the estate grew to encompass an area of nearly 500 acres. In 1949 a group of 20 leading flower bulb growers and exporters came up with the plan to use the estate to exhibit spring-flowering bulbs, signalling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park’s focus is on the 7 million spring-flowering bulbs.
This scene of hyacinths looks like a blue stream in a forest of flowers. The lady with the red umbrella is not a model posing in the middle of the stream. She is another tourist walking on another path and viewing the same scene from the opposite side. I was just lucky enough to see her there and get the photograph. See more flowers from the garden in the gallery Keukenhof.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Tamron 28-300 at 50mm, 1/250 at f8, ISO 400.