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After our recent article about the 50th anniversary of Signal de Bougy, another celebration is taking place for the same reason! The Morges Tulip Festival takes place every year between March and April and was originally organized to celebrate the Société Vaudoise d’Horticulture's 50th anniversary in 1971. The 2020 edition was postponed due to the pandemic. Can you believe that over the last 50 years the Parc de l'Indépendance de Morges becomes a fully flowering park where you can wander at your ease around the colorful flowerbeds? A spectacular view of Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc is fronted by an abundance of flowers that will make every photo a winner.

You can now take advantage of the amazing weather among the tulips and of course the famous bulb sale mid-May (see below). The park is open daily and remember that Sunday 9 May is Mother's Day in Switzerland.

The festival takes place on the shores of Lake Geneva, between the Château de Morges and the river La Morges. The Parc de l'Indépendance offers, in all seasons, a magnificent grassy setting and presents 50 varieties of trees such as impressive chestnut trees or giant sequoias. It is only a few meters from the historic city center, the CGN boat dock, restaurants, and shops.

Created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vaud Horticultural Society in 1971, the Tulip Festival continues to delight the 100,000 annual visitors from Switzerland and abroad.


PROGRAM : (last update 15.04.2021) Subject to modifications and authorizations

Rétrospective pour les 100 ans de la SVH (Société Vaudoise d’Horticulture) et les 50 ans de la Fête de la Tulipe
--> CONFIRMED: 1 April through 2 May 2021
Retrospective for the 100th anniversary of the SVH (Société Vaudoise d’Horticulture) and the 50th anniversary of the Tulip Festival.
At Espace 81, Grand Rue 81, Morges. Open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm.

Concours des Fontaines fleuries
--> CONFIRMED: 1 April through 9 May 2021
Admire the downtown fountains decorated with flowers for the occasion and participate in the contest. Fill in the form available in the shops of the city center and try to win amazing prices!

Pottery Weekend - “80 potiers dans les tulipes”
--> CONFIRMED: 3-5 April 2021
This large ceramic market brings together 80 potters in the heart of the Tulip Festival. These carefully selected ceramic artists, of diverse styles, are harmoniously displayed in the park.

Guided tour of the old town
--> CONFIRMED: 21-23 and 28 April 2021
From 14h-15h30. Discover the old town of Morges, its monuments, its history and its architecture. Booking in advance, price CHF 12.-/adult, CHF 5.- age 6-16, free 5 and younger. Mask required. Meeting point : House of Tourism, Rue du Château 2, 1110 Morges.

  • Wednesday 21.04.2021 German or Swiss-German
  • Thursday 22.04.2021 French
  • Friday 23.04.2021 German or Swiss-German
  • Wednesday 28.04.2021 French

Sale of the bulbs from the festival
--> PENDING: Tuesday, 11 May 2021
From 10h-17h. Normally, you could wander around the park and pick the bulbs you want. This year, the sale will again take the form of a "surprise tulip bulbs bag" made up of different bulbs that have been put together by the festival's gardeners. When you plant them this autumn in your garden you will have surprise mixes of blooms in spring 2022; they will certainly be magnificent. There will be a drive-in and a walk-in circuit to abide by sanitation regulations. The suprise tulip bulbs bag will be sold for CHF 10.-, it will not be possible to choose your own bulbs, maximum 5 bags per person.


The Morges Tulip Festival 2021
1 April through 9 May 2021
Parc de l'Indépendance
1110 Morges