Quai des Dahlias © Raphael Dupertuis
Quai des Dahlias © Raphael Dupertuis
Quai des Dahlias © Raphael Dupertuis
Quai des Dahlias © Raphael Dupertuis

Dahlia Festival

Along Lake Geneva on the Igor-Stravinsky quay, between the Temple and the Parc de Vertou, the Dahlias promenade extends over more than one and a half kilometres. It is in this enchanting setting that about 2,250 dahlias have been planted, which compete in beauty from July to October.

The Dahlia Festival, which are completely free to access, are a unique event in French-speaking Switzerland. The purpose of this exhibition-sale is to highlight the various facets of this summer flower.

For the 25th edition of this colourful event, the public can discover nearly 100 varieties spread along an idyllic walk, on foot or by Little Train.

HISTORY
It was in 1996 that the Morgian florist Ernest Lüthi decided to bring together various partners and to launch the idea of an exhibition of dahlias on the Quay 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 admire their beauty.


PROGRAMME:
To celebrate this anniversary, the "Morges Fleur du Léman Association", which organises the festival, has planned a number of events from July to October

° The exhibition-sale will be highlighted by Marie Thüler, a painter
From July to October - Morges Bay

° Official vernissage
Tuesday 6th July at 5pm

° Monsieur Jardinier, RTS broadcast
Sunday 11th July from 6am to 9am

° Weekend tartar "Coup de Cœur" by Michel (formerly Veranda - Camping de Morges)
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July

° Theatrical show for all audiences " Mystères ".
Wednesday 14th July at 4.30 pm at the Casino de Morges
No registration, free donation at the end
More information on : www.leslents.ch/mysteres

° Drawing classes with Marie Thüler
Wednesday afternoons 28.07, 04.08, 11.08, 18.08 from 4pm to 5pm and from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Price: CHF 20.00 (of which CHF 5.00 goes to Morges Fleur du Léman)
For children from 7 to 15 years old
More information on the artist: www.art-itude.ch

° Swiss National Day: flag throwing and alphorn
Saturday 31st July from 2.30 pm
Alphorn by the group "Echo du Bois-Rond" and flag throwing
Free of charge
More information on: www.echoduboiron.ch

° Sophrology lesson with Nathalie Besson
From August to September
Thursdays from 11am to 12pm and Fridays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at La Blancherie.
Caycedian Sophrology is a dynamic relaxation method which helps everyone to develop a serene consciousness by means of personal training based on relaxation techniques and activation of the body and mind. For beginners and advanced students.
Registration at the chalet-boutique, by email to sophrologie.nb@gmail.com or by phone 079 360 94 84
CHF 25.- per class.
More information on www.sophrologie-natbesson.ch

° "Le Livre sur les Quais"
From 3rd to 5th September
more information on www.lelivresurlesquais.ch

° Artistic walk
From 3rd September to 31th October
Discover the artistic walk in the city centre of Morges. You will be able to admire the works of the artist Marie Thüler who has painted about twenty pictures for this anniversary edition. The paintings are exhibited at various partners in the old town.
More information in the attached flyer.

° Barrel organs
Sunday 12th September from 10 am to 4 pm
10 barrel organs between the Temple and the Parc de Vertou
Free

° Botanical walk with the Cantonal Museum and Botanical Garden
14th and 28th September from 12.15pm to 1 pm
Stroll along the quays with two experts to learn more about the magnificent dahlias that bloom in Morges. With François Felber, director of the Cantonal Museum and Botanical Garden.
Free, no registration required

° Circus Coquino, strolls in the Dahlias
Wednesday 15th September from 10am to around 4pm, postponed to 29th September in case of bad weather.
Come and admire the balancing act as they wander around on their acrobatic bikes !

° Gins tasting
Saturday 2nd October to Sunday 3rd October from 10am to 6pm
Tasting of 3 different gins, including dahlia gin. The history of botanical gin will also be explained.
No registration required.

° British Car Meeting
Saturday 2nd October
More information on www.british-cars.ch

° Sales Weekend
6th and 7th November, at La Blancherie, from 10 am to 5 pm. Payment in cash and by Twint only.
In addition to the sale of tuberous roots, there will also be musical entertainment and the live presence of Radio Festnoz on Saturday morning and Sunday morning.
Catering will be available in the chalet-boutique with our partner Confiserie Boillat. Payment in cash and by Twint only.
Botanical interventions every hour, from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Questions and answers from the public to our horticultural specialists.

CHALET MORGES FLEUR DU LEMAN
From 1st July to 7th November
July - August: daily 11am - 7pm
September : Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm
October: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Open in dry weather.
Information and reception of the public, distribution and reception of the sales catalogue, sale of promotional items of Morges Fleur du Léman, sale of postcards of the artist Marie Thüler, departure point for guided tours, meeting place for volunteers on Wednesday mornings, sale of hot and cold drinks - ice creams - snacks.


  • Quai Igor Strawinsky
  • 1110 Morges - CH


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