KEUKENHOF GARDENS & THE DUTCH FLOWER PARADE
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David and Debra visit one of Holland's top tourist attractions...
A Mecca for florists, gardeners and photographers the world over. Keukenhof has been filmed under a perfectly blue April sky. 

This film is part of the "Footloose in Europe" television series for international distribution ...see Broadcast 
Original music by Barnaby Smith


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Part one ~ Keukenhof Gardens
Claimed to be the most beautiful spring garden in the world. Open for just two months with 850,000 visitors every year it is the showcase for the growers in the centre of the Bollenstreek, the amazing bulb-growing region of Holland. Keukenhof is situated near the coast, not far from Amsterdam. On display in the imaginative flowerbeds and inside its pavilions are seven and a half million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other varieties... unbelievable! 
  

This exquisite colourful film shot in the April sunshine, includes exclusive interviews with the park's designer Jasper van der Zon, Keukenhof guide Patricia Jelgerhuis and gardener Owen Carroll... They all give an insight into the history, behind the scenes and the 60-year success story of Keukenhof. Debra Rixon with her cameraman-husband David host a tour along the multicoloured walkways, and inside the five different pavilions containing displays such as orchids, gifts and fashion.
 

               
  
 
Part two ~ The Flower Parade
Known all over Holland as the Bloemencorso, this incredibly imaginative and colourful annual procession takes place in the bulb growing region. This amazing display of around 20 flower-decked floats, and a whole range of vehicles, travel 40Km through the crowded streets between Noordwijk and Haarlem.
  
The DVD includes a visit before the event, to the hall in Sassenheim where the floats are franticly being made from thousand upon thousands of flowers. With the help of volunteer Roos Bol, Debra tries to identify the theme of each amazing display before the procession leaves to begin its entertainig journey through the countryside.
 

      

  
 

      
         
 More about the companion DVD to Keukenhof Gardens:
 Footloose in Holland          
                                     

Useful links:

Keukenhof

  
Bloomencorso Bollenstreek

Music composed and performed by:
  http://www.barnabysmith.org
                

   



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