Received from: the Netherlands
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: October 2011
Distance: 1239 km
Time of travelling: 9 days
Boskoop is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Boskoop is famous for its nurseries, particularly woody plant and perennial nurseries, of which some 774 are situated on long stretches of land, divided by narrow canals. Before World War II almost all transport was conducted using narrow boats. A few exceptionally high footbridges crossing some of the broader (main) canals remain from these days. Between the World Wars the transition was made from fruit culture to decorative garden plants and trees. As a source of technical knowledge about the art of growing decorative plants, Boskoop remains world renowned and unique.