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Peter Colberg

Tulip Festival


The Fête de la Tulipe 2024 takes place from 29 March to 12 May under the theme "The countries of the world".

The Fête de la Tulipe 2024 takes place from 29 March to 12 May under the theme "The countries of the world".

Every year in spring, the town of Morges dresses up its most beautiful colours for the Tulip Festival, with more than 140,000 flowers and around 350 varieties of tulips. This magnificent festival is organised by the Morges Fleur du Léman association, which also organises the Dahlia Festival  every year, from July to October. 
Affiche FTU 2024
Jaques Valotton dit Valott

The Association Morges Fleur du Léman would like to thank its sponsors for their support for the 2024 edition, without whom the event would not have been possible.
Sponsors FTU 2024

Morges Fleur du Léman


1110 Morges

info@fetedelatulipe.ch+41 (0)21 801 32 33

Condition of the flower:


Sound & Light Show :

S&L 50e

S&L 50e

CARAC interview of Véronique Hermanjat, President of Morges fleur du Léman :



360° visit of the Tulip Festival

Weekend des Potiers
©Ville de Morges


All the events and activities planned during the Tulip Festival

The programme below will be expanded over the coming weeks with other not-to-be-missed activities! The "Countries of the World" theme of the 2024 Tulip Festival is featured in music and dance throughout the Festival. 

Here is the program of events:

Fri. 29.03.2024Sun. 31.03.2024
  • Seed bomb workshop: CHF 5.-* / 30 min without registration at 14:00 in front of the chalet in the Park.
Mon. 01.04.2024 
  • Meet Mumu the cow as it wanders through the park from 10:00 to 15:00 in the Park.
  • Carole&paillettes: Countries-themed make-up for children (from CHF 7.-*): from 11:00 in front of the chalet in the Park.
Wed. 03.04.2024 
  • Children's theatre : Herbertine Poireau leads the investigation. Presented by the Swiss Food Academy from 15:00 to 16:00 at the park's bandstand.
  • Guided tours* of the Tulip Festival: 10:00 (German) / 11:00 (French) / 12:00 (German)
Thu. 04.04.2024
  • Dance at the Bandstand, organised by Musique Adriano Jazzin' Productions at the Bandstand from 16:00 - 18:00.
Fri. 05.04.2024
  • Carole&paillettes, Countries-themed face painting for children (from CHF 7.-*) from 11:00 in front of the chalet in the Park.
Sat. 06.04.2024
  • Potters' Market from 09:00 to 18:00
  • Guided tours* of the Tulip Festival: 13:00 (French) / 14:00 (English) / 15:00 (French) / 16:00 (English)
Sun. 07.04.2024Wed. 10.04.2024
  • Children's theatre: Herbertine Poireau leads the investigation. Presented by Swiss Food Academy from 15:00 ton 16:00 at the Bandstand.
  • Guided tours* of  the Tulip Festival: 10:00 (German) / 11:00 (French) / 12:00 (German)
Fri. 12.04.2024Sat. 13.04.2024
  • MUMU the cow day with its illustrator Valott for a signing session from 11:00 to 16:00.
  • Guided tours* for the Tulip Festival: 13:00 (French) / 14:00 (German) / 15:00 (French) / 16:00 (German)
Sun. 14.04.2024 
  • The Pipe organs play from 10:00 to 16:00 in the park and the final concert from 16:00 to 17:00 in front of the bandstand.
Wed. 17.04.2024 
  • Guided tours* of  the Tulip Festival: 10:00 (German) / 11:00 (French) / 12:00 (German)
Thu. 18.04.2024Sat. 20.04.2024
  • Guided tours* of the Tulip Festival: 13:00 (French) / 14:00 (English) / 15:00 (French) / 16:00 (English)
Sun. 21.04.2024Mon. 22.04.2024Tue. 23.04.2024Wed. 24.04.2024 
  • Wine Greeter Days  - Domaine Perrey from 11:30 to 13:30 at the Bandstand
    Guided tours* of  the Tulip Festival: 10:00 (German) / 11:00 (French) / 12:00 (German)
  • World Dance Day: Indian Bollywood-Bhangra dance demonstration by the Mood for Bhangra school 16:30-16:40
  • World Dance Day: Introduction to Indian Bollywood-Bhangra dance by the Mood for Bhangra school (price CHF 10.00*) from 4:40 to 5:30 in the park 
Thu. 25.04.2024
  • Wine Greeter Days  - Domaine Perrey from 11:30 to 13:30 at the Bandstand
  • World music: Slam USA with drummer and explanation of its origins at 16:00
Fri. 26.04.2024Sat. 27.04.2024
  • World music: Les Inoxydables: Caribbean music from 14:00 to 16:00 at the Bandstand
  • Guided tours* for the Tulip Festival: 13:00 (French) / 14:00 (German) / 15:00 (French) / 16:00 (German)
Tue. 30.04.2024
  • Wine Greeter Days - Les Trois Terres from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand
  • The Cirque Coquino awaits you from 16:00 to 20:00 in the Park for numerous demonstrations
Wed. 01.05.2024
  • Wine Greeter Days  - Les Trois Terres from 11:30 to  13:30 at the Bandstand
  • Bulgarian dance demonstration with the Bulgarian Pendari Association offered by the Dance Festival from 16:00 to 17:00 at the Bandstand
  • Bulgarian bagpipe demonstration offered by the Dance Festival at 17:30 on the Bandstand
Fri. 03.05.2024
  • The Cirque Coquino awaits you from 16:00 to 20:00 in the Park for numerous demonstrations
  • Wine Greeter Days - Cave du Bon from 11:30 to 13:30 at the Bandstand
Sat. 04.05.2024 
  • Oriental dance demonstration offered by the Dance Festival from 16:00 to 17:00 at the Bandstand
  • Cuban Salsa evening offered by Franco'Salsa from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Dôme du Terroir
Sun. 05.05.2024
  • World Music Day proposed by AKA TAIKO Morges (Japanese drums) from 14:30 to 15:30
  • Show "l'Arbre qui danse" by Cie Kane: ode to the kanak culture, New Caledonia, offered by the Dance Festival from 11:00 to 11:20 in the park
Thu. 09.05.2024 
  • Tulip Festival craft market (local produce, flowers, crafts and well-being) from 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tea dance organised by Musique Adriano Jazzin' Productions at the Bandstand from 10:00 to 18:00
Tue. 14.05.2024
  • Tulip bulbs sale from 12:00 noon
Access to the park will be closed to the public during the bulb sale.

Do you want to extend your stay ?

Take advantage of the various packages with overnights to discover the thousand gems of the region.
All events in the region can be found on this page

Information about the Tulip Festival:

For your information, the events are free, however, you will find four exceptions with an asterisk*.
You will find a hat where you can make a donation of your choice to support the Tulip Festival.

Guided tours 
One visit per adult aged 16 and over, CHF 10 per person, children under 16 free.
Departure from the Chalet boutique of the Tulip Festival.
Guided tours last 45 minutes and are for groups of 14 people maximum.

How to support us 
All the information you need to support us can be found under the "Support the Festival" tab.

You can find the poster for the Fête de la Tulipe 2024 and the programme here.

You can find the map of the Tulip Festival and information about the park and its stands here.

For more information about the Parc de l'Indépendance, visit the Carto Jura Léman website. 
Parc FTU

Practical information

Access to the Festival

The association encourages you to come by public transport!
Train : 10 min walk from Morges station (1km) Boat : from Lausanne, Rolle, Nyon or Geneva
Coaches :
Please announce your arrival by email.
Car: Motorway Exit "Morges-Ouest", follow the signs to "Parc des Sports", car park in the town centre or undergroupd car park in the Halles area (next to the train station). Some car parks are free on Sundays.

On foot or by bike: find routes on the Morges:Guide application!


Access to the "Parc de l'Indépendance", the quays and the flower gardens is free of charge, as they are public parks.
Nevertheless, the Tulip Festival is organised by the non-profit association Morges Fleur du Léman. Donations are welcome in the piggy banks provided for this purpose.


The entire site is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are 3 accessible toilet blocks on either side of the park. Parking spaces are available by the swimming pool and in front of the Tourist Office (opposite the castle).
The entire quayside to the Vertou Park is also barrier-free and several restaurants are accessible.  


Allowed, leash required


This year, the Tulip Festival is offering a new concept in catering. 
The Dôme du Terroir, run by Terre vaudoise, will be offering products from the Vaud region, most of them with the "VAUD CERTIFIÉ D'ICI" label. 
A friendly area around the fireplace under the dome and a terrace overlooking the lake welcomes the visitors 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm. 

The Dôme du Terroir menu is for individuals or small groups. For information, it is not possible to book a table for less than 30 people. 

Reservations are recommended for groups (over 30). Here is the e-mail address for reservations: traiteur@terre-vaudoise.ch
The "Menu du terroir" (from CHF 34.-) is for groups of 30 people or more.

Vaud local women's brunch

Every Sunday from 31 March to 12 May, a local brunch is served from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
See the menu here .
CHF 42.- adults
CHF 16.- children from 5 to 12 years old
Free for children under 4 years old
Reservations required at: traiteur@terre-vaudoise.ch

Information point / Chalet-boutique

The Morges Fleur du Léman information point / chalet-boutique is open 7 days a week, from 10am to 6pm, during the festival only. You can also buy souvenirs there.

Sale of bulbs

The big bulb sale happens on Tuesday 14 May 2024 from 12 noon.
  • 100 varieties of bulbs are on sale throughout the festival, on the internet, here's the link. A QR-code can be found on the flowerbeds available for sale (in the park and in town). Home delivery is planned at the end of September.
  •  Big sale of bulbs after the Festival
Find the access for the sale of bulbs on this link.

Dôme du Terroir
©Dôme du Terroir
Tulipes zoom
Martina Eenselme


Boutique FTU 2024
Produits MFL 2024
All the products of the Tulip Festival are on sale :
  • at the House of Tourism in Morges
  • at the chalet-boutique during the Festival
Canal FTU
Yves Burdet

Support the Festival

Morges Fleur du Léman is an association of volunteers that organises the Tulip Festival from the end of March to May and the Dahlia Festival from July to October each year. 
In order to continue to organise these two flower shows, the Association needs your help in various ways.

Member of the association

Thanks to an annual fee of CHF 30.-, become a member of the Association Morges Fleur du Léman (or CHF 50.- per couple). In return, you'll receive 10% off souvenirs during the Tulip Festival and 1 voucher for 4 tubers during the Dahlia Festival. You can register by email.

Support meal

Register for the fundraising meal on 19 April 2024 at the Casino de Morges from 11.30am to support the Morges Fleur du Léman Association. You can find the menu here and the application form here.


Support the Tulip Festival by ordering a bouquet using this document. Delivery only in Morges, during the Festival (April - May). You will find the document just here.

Massive sponsoring

You also have the possibility of sponsoring a massive by returning the document, duly completed, from November to the end of February. You can find the document here.


We are still looking for sponsors for our next editions. As a sponsor, the non-profit association Morges Fleur du Léman offers a wide range of services. You can write us an email for more information.


You can also make a donation to the association using the QR-code below or the following details
IBAN: CH13 0076 7000 E509 5749 2, Morges Fleur du Léman, CP 154, 1110 Morges.
Please indicate when making your payment: Donation
QR code Morges Fleur du Léman


The association is always in need of hands for the maintenance of the flower beds on Thursday mornings with the town's gardeners, as well as for the chalet-boutique and the sale of lottery tickets. Please contact us by email if you are interested. Your help is welcome!

In addition to our volunteers, we are looking for associations that could help us sell chains of lottery tickets. CHF 20.00 will be paid for each chain sold. If you are an association and you are interested, please contact us!
Plantation bulbes tulipes

Bulbs planting

Find out how the Tulip Festival bulbs are planted

In January of the previous year of each Tulip Festival, the gardeners of the City of Morges draw up the plans for the beds between January and March, taking into account the flowering period of the varieties present in the same bed, so that it is homogeneous and successful.

Competition for the design of flowerbeds: as part of a 2nd year course, the landscape gardening, horticulture and nursery apprentices of the Morges vocational training centre must each design a tulip bed. From the 100 creations of the apprentices, a jury selects a certain number of beds which will then be planted in the Parc de l'Indépendance. Two beds are also designed and planted by young people from Le Repuis and by employees of the Lavigny garden workshop, two associations for young people in difficulty or with disabilities.

April, during the festival: the City's employees study the beds to see if the compositions and assemblages they have created are a success or not. Each year, around 200 new varieties are chosen to present new flowers to visitors.

September-October of each year: the city gardeners start planting the tulip bulbs. First, they lay out the beds according to the plans. Then they remove the grass, plough the soil and level the beds. The bulbs are first placed with the future stem upwards and then buried to a depth of about three times the size of the bulb. Schools come to help the gardeners during the planting of the bulbs, so that they can learn about this exciting job.
Tulipes jaunes

Labels & Awards


Launched in 2022, the VAUD AMBASSADEUR community brings together Vaud-based businesses, producers and entrepreneurs. Its ambition? To create a dynamic of encounters and development opportunities in order to generate unprecedented synergies.

Labelled according to 23 criteria, these institutions shine together and proudly display the colours of the VAUD brand. They share common values that embody Vaud's excellence and contribute to the canton's identity and reputation.

The Morges Fleur du Léman association was awarded the VAUD AMBASSADEUR label in September 2023 for its two flower shows.


The "World Tulip Society" is an association whose aim is to bring together all those involved with the tulip in parks and festivals around the world, as well as distributors and artists who have taken the flower as their model.

Every two years, the members of this association gather at the World Tulip Summit. This summit is an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the tulip and its history, and to forge links between the various players involved in the tulip theme.

The Morges Tulip Festival has been awarded the 2019 World Tulip Destination Worth Travelling For.


Intangible heritage - or living traditions - encompasses oral traditions, customs, festivals and the skills and know-how of craftspeople.

SERAC's Heritage Unit manages the Cantonal Inventory of Intangible Heritage and supervises the work of the Cantonal Commission for Movable and Intangible Heritage (CCPMI). The CCPMI recommends grants from the Cantonal Movable and Intangible Heritage Fund and submits them to the Head of the Department of Culture, Infrastructure and Human Resources (DCIRH) for a decision.

For information about the Tulip Festival, click here.


This is a platform offering recommendations and tools for organising an event in a sustainable way.

The current platform was created in 2017 from the merger of CI Manifestation Verte and ecosport.ch. CI Manifestation Verte was founded in 2006 by cantons and towns and focused on the theme of waste. Ecosport.ch was created in 2001 with the sponsorship of the federal offices and Swiss Olympic, and was dedicated to greater sustainability in sports events. Thanks to this merger, the platform has been able to bring together key skills and offer invaluable support to Swiss events of all kinds. The Summit Foundation supports the development of the platform in French-speaking Switzerland.

You can find out more about the positioning of the Tulip Festival here.

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