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Spring Flowers in Vaud, Switzerland

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Vaud, SwitzerlandAll along Lake Geneva, spring announces itself with colorful blossoms that last for weeks.

On the hillsides and meadows above Montreux and Vevey, Switzerland, a sure sign of spring are the fields of wild narcissus that bloom and transform the meadows above into what locals call the “May snow.” The white flowers appear between April and June and there are dedicated paths for walkers and hikers to stroll along fields of narcissi. Road Trips Gardeners can go online for information on the timing of the blooming and guided narcissus tours in the mountains.

In Morges, every spring is marked by the Tulip Festival at Parc de l’Indépendance along the shores of Lake Geneva. This free festival lasts six weeks (it ends May 6, 2018) with more than 120,000 tulips of 300 varieties blooming in succession.

The Château de Vullierens has gardens with thousands of irises, roses and daylilies. They surround some outdoor works by internationally-recognized sculptors. At the moment, those include 16 “rocks?” of stainless steel by the Belgian artist/designer Pol Quadens and Judgement Day, a forest of cat sculptures by the English sculptor Laura Ford. Opening for the 63rd year from April 28, 2018, through July 28, 2018, the gardens have a café that serves brunch.

(Photo courtesy of Montreux Riviera)

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