Last weekend we were scrolling through our Instagram feed when we came across a gorgeous bouquet of flowers with a caption that indicated they were from a self-service floral farm just 25 minutes from Lausanne. Then we heard this flower farm also had a bouquet-arranging station, a huge selection of aromatic herbs to be picked, and a cozy greenhouse structure called La Serre where you can enjoy artisanal tea in the middle of the flower field–it took all but two minutes to get the crew ready and jump in the car.
La Mille & Une Fleurs, owned by the Staub family, is located near the Jura in Cuarnens. From the arrival of tulips in the spring, to gorgeous dahlias, sunflowers, and gladioluses, all the way to the autumnal flowers that are hearty enough to survive the first frosts, this flower farm is definitely one to keep on your list when you want something extra special but also feel like stretching out those creative muscles a bit. We’ve never been great at flower arranging, but we couldn’t wait to give it a go!
However, if you’re really feeling uninspired, but still want something beautiful (at incredible prices), there are always pre-arranged bouquets near the caisse that you can pick up. To ensure your trip out to the farm isn’t in vain, head on over to La Serre: their cute greenhouse structure filled with tables and cozy cushions for you to enjoy some artisanal tea or coffee, while taking in the colorful surroundings through the glass.
We absolutely loved our time at Mille & Une Fleurs–and what a great place for kids to roam wild & free amongst the colorful flora. Self-service flower fields are a great place to teach your kids a bit about nature, how to respect it, but also give them the opportunity to be hands-on and create something together. We had such fun at the flower arranging station with our little ones–though those flower cutters are no joke (sharp!).
We definitely recommend heading out for a little day trip and bringing back a bit of countryside beauty from Mille & Une Fleurs.
Jardin en self-service
Route de la Chaux 4
+41 (0) 79 268 85 57