LISSE, Netherlands: Taking Flower Power as its theme for 2019, the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens near the town of Lisse in Holland will open its gates between March 21 to May 19, 2019.

This morning, October 4th, a team of gardeners added the final touches to the flower bulb mosaic depicting a hippie girl from the 1960s when the song San Francisco by Scott McKenzie invited young people to wear flowers in their hair.

When the organisers of Keukenhof welcome visitors from all corners of the world to their magnificient display of spring flowering bulbs from March 21 to May 19, 2019, their biggest challenge might be breaking their own exceptional track record. This year, Keukenhof attracted a total of 1,4 million visitors.

Expectations for 2019 visitor volumes are high as next year Holland will celebrate 350 years of Rembrandt and the Golden Age and this theme is sure to attract extra visitors to the 32ha of parkland in Lisse filled with seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.

The mosaic measures 13 by 22 metres and has been created from almost

100,000 tulip, Crocus and Muscari bulbs. Its colourful splendour will reveal itself in all its floral glory in the spring of 2019.

The planting of the bulb mosaic highlighted the autumn planting of bulbs at Keukenhof. Over the next few months, approximately seven million flower bulbs will be planted in the park. Anyone on the look-out for unique bulbs to plant in their own garden could find what they need at Keukenhof National Flower Bulb Market which will run from October 9 to 10.

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