In April 2007 we went to see the Keukenhof Gardens near Leiden in Holland. We had no idea how beautiful it would be and spent the day in complete wonder. The tulips were at their peak although some of the other bulbs, like narcissi, were over. The grape hyacinths were planted in waves like water running through the tulips. The gardens are set in beech and birch woods and would take two or three days to see thoroughly.