Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Belgium Flower Garden

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For more than 60 years one man in Belgium has laboured to keep the flower garden he promised to his wife.
It looks lovely - like a well-kept city park, or perhaps a flower farm. But it's a private garden - the work of one elderly Belgian, Fernand Geyselings.
Three hundred varieties of tulip compete with daffodils, hyacinths and fritillaries for a colourful and fragrant effect.
For six weeks, it's open to the public - only while the flowers are in bloom.
But a whole hectare is hard work for one man, who promised his then fiancee a flower garden in 1947.
It is located in the north of Belgium, in Kessel, not far from the Dutch border. Last year, 40,000 visitors from 46 countries came to see it. many birds have chosen to make it their permanent home.

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