A windmill! But not the pretty Dutch old fashioned kind that we expected!
Our nice, warm bus pulled up in from of the gardens, and we piled out of the bus, into the cold and wind.
We already had our tickets, so no waiting in line for us. We walked into the gardens, and.....WOW! Flowers, flowers everywhere! Amazing swaths of bright color around every corner. It is absolutely breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL! Every square inch of the almost 80 acre gardens groomed to perfection, not a blade of grass out of place.
A few facts about the gardens: It was originally a 15 th century hunting estate belonging to a wealthy Dutch family. It's the largest bulb farm or gardening the world, at 79.3 acres in size. There are over 7 MILLION bulbs of many different varieties planted by hand! Of this 7 million approximately 4.5 million are tulip bulbs. Naaah--I didn't count 'em--this info comes straight from their brochure!