**The competition is now closed – Congrats to winners Tonia, Emily Plank, Ysaline, Caroline Hansen, and Sandra**
It’s that time of year again when the Château de Vullierens opens up their gardens for the public to take in the wonder of 50,000 flowers on 4 hectares of gorgeous property. We say this every year, but these gardens hold such a special place in our yearly ritual of kicking off summer–it’s a beautiful way of letting go of the busyness of life, and getting lost in the calm of nature.
This year they gave a carte blanche to the Center of Contemporary Art in Yverdon-Les-Bains to outfit the different gardens with moving pieces–large installations found throughout the property; an alluring juxtaposition of nature-made and man-made. Twenty seven different artists have contributed to the gardens this year: each piece reflecting their idea of the landscape, using different forms and different materials.
Not only can you marvel as you pass through the six differently themed gardens, but stop by the cafe on your way out to enjoy some local fare en plein air. This year they have created an entirely new menu with a brand new chef, and have even redecorated. If you’re curious about our previous experiences, check out the time we went in 2014, 2015, or 2016 (yep, it’s a tradition!).
And now the best for last! If you’re keen to check out the gardens yourself, we are giving away a PAIR of tickets to FIVE lucky winners! Just leave a comment below telling us about your favorite flower 🙂 We will pick winners over the weekend and share them on Monday (just in time for the sunshine to return!). Good luck!
Photos by www.regiscolombo.ch