Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Les Jardins du Château de Vullierens

On Sunday we wanted to get out of the house, but didn't want to overstretch ourselves since next weekend we're off to the Netherlands and we still had a lot of preparation in front of us.

So, since the weather was looking good, we headed off to Vullierens, which is just outside Lausanne, to see Les Jardins du Château de Vullierens, which was just opening its spring time Floralies d'Iris.

In fact we were about 1 week early from the official opening, but while there were some flowers yet to bloom there was plenty to see and maybe we'd managed to beat the rush of the official opening.

So we took a lot of close-up pictures of Irises and other flowers (in fact the most interesting photos may have been Linda's of the plain old dandelions), wandered around the grounds of the Château, and had a slice of cake in the outdoor cafeteria.

It was all very pleasant, as you can imagine, and a nice surprise to find the Château and the village of Vullierens. It seems like Switzerland, like much of Europe, does its little villages very well.

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