Pick your own Flowers in Switzerland

 

I love stumbling across a field of flowers in Switzerland—especially when there's a big sign outside that says Blumen selber schneiden. This means I can pick and cut the flowers myself!

Eichmatt Bus Stop — Schliern bei Köniz, Bern, Switzerland

If you're wondering where to buy lilies and other flowering plants, look no further than your local flower grower in Switzerland. 

When I pass by a field, I'm reminded what season it is. Tulips mean it's spring, lilies say it's summer, and sunflowers signal that fall is near.

Eichmatt Bus Stop — Schliern bei Köniz, Bern, Switzerland

I found this field of flowers outside of Bern in a city called Köniz. I spotted it from the window of the bus and knew I had to come back.

Eichmatt Bus Stop — Schliern bei Köniz, Bern, Switzerland

Before you start picking flowers to your heart's desire, learn the price per stem. The price will be displayed on a signpost nearby. The price per lily here was CHF 2.- or a discounted rate of CHF 20.- per dozen.

Eichmatt Bus Stop — Schliern bei Köniz, Bern, Switzerland

It's best to pick your flowers in the early morning or in cool, cloudy weather. The flowers should be halfway open and show some color.

At the self-service station, you'll find a selection of knives to cut flowers with. You can also trim them down and peel off unwanted leaves.

Eichmatt Bus Stop — Schliern bei Köniz, Bern, Switzerland

Be sure to pay for what you pick. The farms in Switzerland rely on the honor system. There's no attendant to pay, so you must find the box to slip your coins and cash into. 

Eichmatt Bus Stop — Schliern bei Köniz, Bern, Switzerland

No matter what Swiss city you're in, a farm with flowers isn't far away.  If you're planning a trip to Switzerland and you want a rural experience, you can even spend your holiday on a farm.

So before opting for flower delivery in Switzerland, why not hand-pick your bouquet instead? Sure, it's a bit more work, but I find it relaxing and fun to do with a friend.