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Quai des Dahlias
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Dahlia Festival

The Dahlia Festival 2023 will be held from July to the end of October on the quays of Morges, on the theme of the stars!

Every year, from July to the end of October, the quays of Morges bloom during the Dahlia Festival. Since 1996, more than 2,200 flowers and about 100 varieties of dahlias embellish 1km of quays. This magnificent festival is organised by the Morges Fleur du Léman association, which also organises the Tulip Festival every year from April to mid-May.

The programme for the 2023 edition will be revealed soon! Don't miss it.

The Association Morges Fleur du Léman would like to thank its sponsors for their support during the 2022 edition, without which its realisation would not have been possible.

Morges Fleur du Léman


1110 Morges (0)21 801 32 33
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All the events and activities planned during the Dahlia Festival

Programme to come

Chalet-shop and catering

Information to come
The Quay of the Dahlias


Boutique FTU 2023
Boutique FTU 2023
All the products are on sale :
  • at the House of tourism in Morges
  • at the chalet-boutique during the festival
Quai des dahlias

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 will receive 2 newsletters, 20% discount on souvenirs and workshops during the flower show. You can register by email.


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


The association still needs hands to welcome the public during the animations, information at the chalet-boutique, sale of souvenirs, information and collection of catalogues.
Maintenance of the dahlias every Wednesday from July to October, meeting at 8.30am directly at the chalet in the Blancherie.
Do not hesitate to contact us by email if you are interested. Your help is welcome!
Quai des Dahlias

History of the Festival

Since 1996, the quays of Morges, between the Temple and the Parc de Vertou, have been blooming with thousands of Dahlias

The tuberous roots are bought by the association, the city employees plant them, then the volunteers take care of the maintenance of the beds.

Provenance of the Dahlia
The Dahlia originated in Mexico and Central America where it was called Acocotli and Chichipatli. It was named after André Dahl, a Swedish botanist who lived from 1751 to 1789 and to whom the plant was dedicated.
Abbot Cavanilles was the first to receive this type of plant in Europe in 1788 in Madrid. After some time, he sent some specimens to the Jardin des plantes in Paris.
The interest that this plant aroused was initially culinary, as it was thought to be used as a substitute for potatoes. It soon became clear that the tubers were too pungent to be eaten.
The breeds as well as the innumerable varieties that we can admire in the gardens are derived from Dahlias coccinea, merki and variabilis.
In Morges, the public has the pleasure of being able to contemplate 73 varieties of all heights, shapes and colours.

Arrived in Morges
It was in 1996 that the Morges florist Ernest Lüthi decided to bring together various partners and launch the idea of an exhibition of dahlias on the Quai Igor Stravinsky. Since then, this event has attracted both professionals who can come and discover the technical aspects of the different varieties and the general public who can come and admire their beauty.

Planting of the Dahlia
The tuberous roots are planted in the ground from mid-April and the plants are planted from the end of May. As soon as the plants are planted, care should be taken to pinch them, remove dead flowers and tie them up. Routine care such as spraying, weeding and watering should be given special attention.