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Cerisier Arboretum
Pascal Sigg

Lake Geneva Flowers

The Vaud canton pays tribute to flowers throughout the year, from the beginning of March to the end of October.

The Floralies around Lake Geneva offer a colourful show from spring to autumn. Several places in the canton are in bloom, to the delight of spectators: the Arboretum of the Vallon de l'Aubonne; Eclépens; Morges with its "Parc de L'Indépendance", its streets and its quays;  Vullierens castle and Montreux.
Arboretum au printemps

Cherry trees

Early March - end of April 
Arboretum of the Vallon de l'Aubonne

One of the two biggest attractions of the Aubonne Valley Arboretum is the collection of cherry and plum trees. More than one hundred different species and varieties blossom between the beginning of March and the end of April, delighting the many visitors with their beauty. Many of these trees are grown for their fruit or their ornamental value, like the famous cherry trees in Japan.

Arboretum of the Vallon de l'Aubonne

Chemin de Plan 92

1170 Aubonne (0)21 808 51 83


Mid-March - April
Eclépens - nearby the Mormont

In the second half of March until April, Eclépens is the scene of a magnificent flowering with sunshine colours. This village at the foot of the Mormont hill is famous for its daffodil blooms. Walking along the Entreroches canal, you can admire the numerous yellow flowers in the shelter of a forest on various hiking trails.

Municipality of Eclépens

Rue du Village 24

1312 Eclépens (0)21 866 72 12
Arboretum 2019 1 © Arboretum


Mid-March - early June
Arboretum of the Vallon de l'Aubonne

The magnolias, one of the main attractions of the Arboretum of the Vallon de l’Aubonne, bloom from mid-March to the end of April or even into June for some species. Almost two hundred different varieties are on display in the park and enchant visitors with their delicious scent. Magnolias are trees or shrubs that come from warm temperate zones, but they have been able to make their home in our regions.

Arboretum of the Vallon de l'Aubonne

Chemin de Plan 92

1170 Aubonne (0)21 808 51 83
Parc FTU


April - mid-May
Morges Fleur du Léman - Parc de l'Indépendance, quays and city of Morges

Every year since 1971, Morges has greeted the return of the fine weather by celebrating the Tulip Festival. The “Parc de l’Indépendance”, quays and whole city are the site of more than 140,000 tulips as well as daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses (early April). Various special events are held on the occasion of this free floral show.
©Raphaël Dupertuis

Morges Fleur du Léman

CP 154

1110 Morges (0)21 801 32 33
Les Narcisses de Montreux


Montreux - Avants, Pléiades, Haut-de-Caux, Mont Pèlerin, Glion, Orgevaux

Throughout the month of May – sometimes as early as the end of April and through until the start of June – the meadows of upper Montreux and Vevey are covered with a white coat. This elegant, delicate, fleeting cloak endows the Alpine foothills with its own distinctive charm for the space of a few days. Whether in Glion, Les Pléiades, Mont-Pèlerin, Caux or in Les Avants: discover the narcissi along the different trails with a beautiful view over the lake.
©Maude Rion


April - October
Vullierens castle

The iris collection of the Vullierens castle, created in 1955, is considered one of the most modern in Europe with more than 400 varieties, some reflowering in autumn. New varieties are introduced each year. During the peak of the blooming season from mid-May to early June, thousands of flowers form an incomparable mosaic covering 4 hectares. You can order rhizomes on site or via the online shop.
© Regis Colombo

Vullierens castle

Jardins du Château

1115 Vullierens (0)79 274 79 64
Quai des Dahlias


July - October
Morges Fleur du Léman - quays of Morges

Along the shores of Lake Geneva, the quays of Morges stretch over about a kilometre from the Temple to the “Parc de Vertou”. This enchanting setting is enlivened by more than 2,000 dahlias during this exhibition-sale, unique in Switzerland, that runs from July to October. Every year, some 100 varieties, line an idyllic walking path to be discovered on foot or riding the Little Tourist Train. In November, the festival ends with a large sale of tubers of the dahlias on display. Free access.
© Raphael Dupertuis

Morges Fleur du Léman

CP 154

1110 Morges (0)21 801 32 33
Lys château de Vullierens


July - August
Vullierens castle

The estate’s second flower collection consists of nearly 200 varieties of daylilies, which can be admired in July and August. They flower abundantly and reflect the bright colours of summer. The botanical name means ‘Beauty for a Day’, but these flowers guarantee a colourful display for many weeks. An outstanding rose garden and many other flowers make for a wonderful summer excursion. Rhizomes can be ordered on site or online.

Christophe Cosset

Vullierens castle

Jardins du Château

1115 Vullierens (0)79 274 79 64