So Swiss: Tulips in Morges

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Source: morges-tourisme.ch

Every spring, Morges hosts the Tulip Festival at Parc de l’Indépendance on the shore of Lake Geneva. An eagerly awaited date in an exceptional site opposite the Alps.

The Tulip Festival (no admission charge) lasts six weeks and presents 150,000 tulips of 250 varieties in Parc de l’Indépendance in Morges. The diversity of these banks of flowers remind fans of the tulip’s huge range of shapes and colours.

The first varieties are in bloom in mid-April. They are a great attraction for families who thus inaugurate the first lakeside outgoing of the year. Small animations are regularly organised at the Parc de l’Indépendance. Drinks and snacks are available on site.

As the Tulip Festival was created on the occasion of the 50 years of the Lake Geneva Horticultural Society in 1971, the horticulture apprentices of the Morges Centre for Professional Studies create several banks of flowers every year.

Parc de l’Indépendance is a magnificent site with several monuments and remarkable trees at the mouth of river Morges, which recall the celebrations in 1898, the date of the independence of the Lake Geneva Region.

I didn’t need to go to Holland to see different kinds of tulips in a vast array. Morges offers a tulip festival of its own at Parc de l’Independence. Aren’t they all pretty?

One of the Turkish dishes on sale during the festival. You can go vegetarian with spinach & cheese, or be a meatlover with spicy meat.

For the 3rd year, the town Istanbul has offered 35’000 bulbs to the Tulip Festival in Morges, where a special bed of flower has been planted at the East entrance of the park. A floral clump representing the Matterhorn has also been created in the park of Emirgan, for the tulip festival in Istanbul.

Turkish ladies rendered an easy traditional dance presentation at the park’s gazebo.
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