The Orchid House – Luttlegeest – Flevoland
Yesterday we left a rainy Giethoorn and headed to the province of Flevoland which is a new area of land reclaimed from the sea and is younger than me!!!! How mind blowing is that!
The reason for our visit was The Orchid House (https://www.orchideeenhoeve.nl/). This is an amazing place.. First is a massive reception area with a restaurant to one side, then the shop with all the most amazing orchids for sale. It costs about 12 euros to go in and the first area you enter is the tropical orchid garden – well words cannot describe how beautiful it is.
I have a blue orchid like the one above – I hope it is a beautiful as that as it started to flower as we left for Holland and I hope it still is when I get home.
Then we came across the little monkeys before going into another section where they had some beautiful birds that were really friendly.
We wandered around the complex on a way marked path, past more orchids and and old tractor collection to the butterfly house.
Needless to say I absolutely loved it in the butterfly house – they are so dainty, beautiful and some really big – it was great.
Next we went past the orchid nursery. This nursery not only supplies the plants but like many nurseries in the area they provide cut flowers as well. Next door to the orchid house is a lily nursery but it isn’t open to the public.
Next time we come to the Netherlands I intend to go to the international flower auction as the public can go and watch – just as well it is just watch otherwise I might come home with a truck full of orchids.
We got to the end of the tour and then entered the coffee shop area…………….. well it was described as “the hanging garden cafe” and it left me speechless.
After a much needed coffee it was time to shop! I only came away with a couple of orchids – honest.