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The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

One my most frequently asked questions each spring is ‘when is the best time to visit the Keukenhof Gardens?’ My answer – that depends… Each autumn, 7 million flower bulbs are planted at the Keukenhof Gardens. The gardens are carefully planned so bulbs blooming early to late in the season.  This means there is no … more

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

This spring, once again, I spent a day photographing tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands. Keukenhof is the world’s largest spring bulb garden and every year the tulips on display are outstanding. Below, you’ll find a gallery of my favourite photos from 2010. I hope you enjoy them. Leave your favourites in the … more

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

It’s no secret that Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands is one of my favourite garden photography locations. Until now, I hadn’t honoured it with a Forgotten Postcard. I hope I’ve done it justice. If you like this and want to see more, check out the entire Forgotten Postcards Series.


Forgotten Postcard Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Forgotten Postcard Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It’s been ages since I added some new work to my Forgotten Postcards series. With the next Brussels Accessible Art Fair quickly approaching in June, I’ve buckled down to work on some new pieces which I post over the next few days. Although a few of my early postcards were from Kinderdijk, in the Netherlands, … more

Keukenhof Gardens 2009 Photo Gallery

Keukenhof Gardens 2009 Photo Gallery

I visit and photograph Keukenhof Gardens every year. It is always different and beautiful, each time I see it. Below are my favourite photos from the 2009 season. (I will be adding some of my older images of Keukenhof Gardens soon).

"Ice Cream" Tulip - Double Late

“Ice Cream” Tulip – Double Late

I never cease to be amazed by the endless varieties of tulips that are available. Every year when I visit Keukenhof, I see tulips that are new and surprising in their size, shape or colour. This year, one of my favourite discoveries was the Double-Late variety “Ice Cream.” It really does look like its name-sake!


Garden Photography at the Groot-Bijgaarden

Garden Photography at the Groot-Bijgaarden

Two weekends ago, I went to photograph the gardens of the Groot-Bijgaarden Castle (Chateau de Grand-Bigard in French), which is located just outside of Brussels, Belgium. I decided to use the shoot as a warm-up to Keukenhof and I wasn’t disappointed. The park is only open to the general public for one month in the spring. … more

Kinderdijk Windmill, The Netherlands - Forgotten Postcard

Kinderdijk Windmill, The Netherlands – Forgotten Postcard

This is another image taken on the same day as the other Kinderdijk Postcard. I really liked the way yesterday’s altered windmill turned out, so I decided to work on another one today. I hope you like it! If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of … more

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands - Forgotten Postcard

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands – Forgotten Postcard

This image was taken back in February, on a grey day, at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They were placed on the list of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten … more

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in garden and travel lifestyle stock photography. In addition, she is a Photoshop professional and produces digital artwork as fine art prints. Alison is available for assignment work and commissions on request.

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