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Tulip Festival

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The 2024 Tulip Festival will take place from 29 March to 12 May. This year's theme is "Countries of the World".

The 2024 Tulip Festival will take place from 29 March to 12 May with the theme "Countries of the World".

Every year in spring, the city 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. Having completed the Dahlia Festival, we are now preparing for the 2024 Tulip Festival.
 
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The Association Morges Fleur du Léman would like to thank its sponsors for their support for this new 2024 edition, without which it would not be possible.

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Morges Fleur du Léman

CP154

1110 Morges

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

360° visit of the Tulip Festival

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Program

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 will be featured in music and dance throughout the Festival. 

Here is the programme of events:

Fri. 29.03.2024
- Les Contes d'Isabelle - reading of tales from around the world at 15H00 at the Bandstand 

Sun. 31.03.2024
- Seed bomb workshop at CHF 5.-* / 30 min without registration at 14H00 in front of the chalet in the Park

Mon. 01.04.2024 
- Meet La Vache Mumu as she wanders through the tulips and enjoy a signing session with the famous Valott desinator, from 10H00-15H00 in the Park.
Carole&paillettes, Pays du Monde make-up for children from CHF 7.-* from 11H00 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 15H00 to 17H00 at the Bandstand
- Guided tours* for the Tulip Festival: 10H00 ALL / 11H00 FR / 12H00 ALL

Thu. 04.2024
- Thé dansant at the Bandstand organised by Musique Adriano Jazzin' Productions at the Bandstand

Fri. 05.04.2024
- Carole&paillettes, Pays du Monde face painting for children from CHF 7.-* from 11H00 in front of the chalet in the Park

Sat. 06.04.2024
- Potters' Market from 09H00 to 18H00
- Guided tours* for the Tulip Festival: 13H00 FR / 14H00 EN / 15H00 FR / 16H00 EN

Sun. 07.04.2024
- Potters' Market from 09H00-17H00

Wed. 10.04.2024
- Children's theatre: Herbertine Poireau leads the investigation. Presented by Swiss Food Academy from 15H00-17H00 at the Bandstand
- Guided tours* for the Tulip Festival: 10H00 ALL / 11H00 FR / 12H00 ALL

Fri. 12.04.2024
- Adriano Jazzin' Productions at the Dôme du Terroir 

Sat. 13.04.2024
- MUMU the cow day with its illustrator Valott for a signing session from 11H00-16H00
- Guided tours* for the Tulip Festival: 13H00 FR / 14H00 ALL / 15H00 FR / 16H00 ALL

Sun. 14.04.2024 
- The Orgues de Barbarie will take place from 10H00 to 16H00 in the Parc de l'Indépendance and the final concert from 16H00 -17H00 in front of the Kiosk.
- Get a bird's eye view of the tulip beds from above, thanks to Friderici, who are offering you a ride on their crane, which they are kindly making available for the occasion.

Wed. 17.04.2024 
- Guided tours for the Tulip Festival: 10H00 ALL / 11H00 FR / 12H00 ALL

Thu. 18.04.2024
- Thé dansant at the Bandstand organised by Musique Adriano Jazzin' Productions at the Bandstand

Sat. 20.04.2024
- Guided tours for the Tulip Festival: 13H00 FR / 14H00 EN / 15H00 FR / 16H00 EN

Sun. 21.04.2024
- The Harmonie Morgienne will take place from 14H-15H at the Bandstand

Mon. 22.04.2024
- Wine Greeters Day - Cave Coeytaux from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand

Tue. 23.04.2024
- Wine Greeters Day - Cave Coeytaux from 11H30 - 13H30 on the Bandstand

Wed. 24.04.2024 
- World Dance Day: BOLLYWOOD- dance school with initiation by Laura Jas for CHF 10.-* from 16h30 - 17h30 in the Parc de l'Indépendance
- Wine Greeters Day - Domaine Perrey from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand
- Guided tours for the Tulip Festival: 10H00 ALL / 11H00 FR / 12H00 ALL

Thu. 25.04.2024
- World music: Slam USA with drummer and explanation of origins at 17H00
- Wine Greeters Day - Domaine Perrey from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand

Fri. 26.04.2024
- Associations Day from 10H00 - 16H00 in front of the chalet in the Park 
- Wine Greeters Day - Domaine Perrey from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand

Sat. 27.04.2024
- World music: Les Inoxydables: Caribbean from 14H00-16H00
- Guided tours* for the Tulip Festival: 13H00 FR / 14H00 ALL / 15H00 FR / 16H00 ALL

Tue. 30.04.2024
- The Cirque Coquino awaits you from 16H00-20H00 in the Park for many activities to try and discover
- Wine Greeters Day - Les Trois Terres from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand

Wed. 01.05.2024
- Wine Greeters Day - Les Trois Terres from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand
- Bulgarian dance demonstration with the Bulgarian Pendari Association offered by the Fête de la Danse from 16H00-17H00 at the Bandstand
- Bulgarian bagpipe demonstration offered by the Fête de la Danse at 17H30 on the Bandstand

Fri. 03.05.2024
- The Cirque Coquino awaits you from 16H00-20H00 in the Park for many activities to try and discover
Wine Greeters Day - Cave du Bon from 11H30 - 13H30 at the Bandstand

Sat. 04.05.2024 
- Oriental dance demonstration offered by the Fête de la Danse from 16H00-17H00 at the Bandstand
- Cuban Salsa evening offered by Franco'Salsa from 18H00-20H00 at the Dôme du Terroir

Sun. 05.05.2024
- World Music Day proposed by Aka Taiko JAPAN from 14H30 - 15H30
- Show " l'Arbre qui danse " : ode à la culture kanak, Nouvelle-Calédonie .Cie Kane offered by the Fête de la Danse from 11h-11h20 in the Parc de l'Indépendance

Thu. 09.05.2024 
- Tulip Festival craft market (local produce, flowers, crafts and well-being) from 10am to 6pm
- Tea dance at the Bandstand organised by Musique Adriano Jazzin' Productions at the Bandstand

Tue. 14.05.2024
- Tulip bulb sale from 12H00 noon
For information, access to the Park will be closed to the public during the bulb sale.

Prices
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.


All events in the region can be found on this page

Do you want to extend your stay ?

Take advantage of the various packages with overnights to discover the thousand gems of the region.
       
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Practical information

Access to the Festival

The association encourages you to come by public transport!

Train : 10 min walk from Morges station (1km)
The good plan by boat : from Lausanne, Rolle, Nyon or Geneva
Coaches :
Please announce your arrival by email.
Car:exit Morges-Ouest, follow the signs to "Parc des Sports", car park in the town centre or
car park in the Halles district. Some car parks are free on Sundays.


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


Entrance

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.

Accessibility

The entire site is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are 3 accessible toilet blocks on either side of the "Parc de l'Indépendance". Parking spaces are available by the swimming pool and in front of the Tourist Office.
The entire quayside to the Vertou Park is also barrier-free and several restaurants are accessible.  

Dogs

Allowed, leash required
 

Restoration

For catering, this year's "Le Dôme du Terroir" will be offering certified VAUD products.
Reservations can be made for groups: traiteur@terre-vaudoise.ch 
"Menu du terroir" from CHF 34 for groups of 30 people or more 
 
For all: "Brunch des paysannes vaudoises" at CHF 42, Sundays only.
 

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 will take place on Tuesday 14 May 2024 from 12 noon.
  • 100 varieties of bulbs will be on sale throughout the festival, on the internet, here's the link. A QR-code can be found on the beds available for sale (in the park and in the town). Home delivery at the end of September.
  •  Big sale of bulbs after the Festival











































 
Dôme du Terroir
©Dôme du Terroir
Tulipes zoom
Martina Eenselme

Shop

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.
 

Bouquet

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.
 

Sponsoring

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.


Donor

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
CESCUTTI Maude

Volunteer

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
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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
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Labels & Awards

VAUD AMBASSADEUR

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.


WORLD TULIP SOCIETY

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.
 

VAUD'S INTANGIBLE HERITAGE

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.


MANIFESTATION-VERTE.CH

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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