Monday, 28 May 2012

Les Jardins du Chateau de Vullierens

On this sunny spring day, we visited Vuillerens chateau near Lausanne that is famous for its iris gardens, numbering around 400 varieties. Started in the 1950s by the American owner, it is open only from 5 May to 17 June.

We arrived early just after the opening time of 9am, which was perfect as there were hardly any other visitors around. It was a truly mesmerizing sight, nature in its most glorious splendour. The chateau is set amidst rolling fields of wheat, overlooking a vineyard.

The frilly voluptuous petals have a satiny sheen that glistens in the sun. (Click on the pics to view in higher resolution.)

Every shade of purple could be seen, from pale lilac to bright lavender to blackened amethyst.

Hope you've enjoyed this virtual walk through the gardens!


Sara Kye said...

The flowers are beautiful! The colors and the various combinations... such beauty! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing those lovely photos!
the flowers look really beautiful!

Anonymous said...

iris comes in ornagey shades too. tot only purple/blue shades

Mei Ping said...

Looking at the beautiful and colorful pictures of the flowers reminds me of your equally beautiful application of eyeshadow.

makeupmag said...


Thank you for this beautiful visual treat. The delicate petals are so beautiful and the colours a joy to behold.

Looking forward to more flower posts! :)

saltvinegar said...

I had no idea Irises came in so many colours.. and how apt is it for an Iris to visit an Iris farm :)

MudpieVivi said...

Hi Iris,

I normally post comments w/o leaving e-mail, wonder if that's why several of my comments never made it to being posted on your blog. Could they be marked as spam?

Anyway just wanna say thanks so much for sharing, I love your flower and travel pics very much.

Enjoy the fine weather in Switzerland!

Haru said...

That's very strange as I didn't receive your comments. The were a one comment recently that Blogger marked as spam but I usually approve those right away. I don't think you need to fill in your email address when leaving a comment. But the Blogger captcha function can be tricky. So sorry about that!

MudpieVivi said...

Hi dear, so happy to see my last comment being posted successfully! Yes I have the most awful experience with Google captcha, I can never get it right the first (5) time(s)! LOL! Cheers!