Arboretum in the Aubonne valley
Chemin de Plan 92
Tel. +41 (0)21 808 51 83
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - Some 3,000 species and varieties of trees and shrubs, mainly from the world’s temperate regions, are to be found at the national Arboretum in the valley of the Aubonne river.
Unique in Switzerland, the park Arboretum of the Aubonne valley features collections of a wide variety of trees and shrubs from every continent capable of acclimatising to the region. The Arboretum was first set up in 1968. It covers over 130 hectares within a 200-hectare area of farmland and forest, and is home to some 4,000 woody plants. The Arboretum’s mission is scientific, educational, and recreational: sharing what we know about trees and helping us appreciate them.
Post bus to the villages of Aubonne, Montherod, or St-Livres. The entrance to the Arboretum is 1.7 km from the Montherod-Battoir bus stop.
Get off at the terminus of the Bière-Apples-Morges (MBC) railway in Bière, then take the footpath towards Aubonne. Allow one hour to reach the northern entrance to the Arboretum.
- Suitable for strollers
OpeninghoursThe park is open all year round.
The Wood Museum is closed until further notice due to the health crisis.
Snack bar closed in winter. For opening times, visit www.arboretum.ch
Arrival by public transportMontherod, Battoir Timetable SBB
Price informationAdmission fee
Visitors to the Arboretum pay an admission fee of CHF 10 per adult. Admission free for under-18s and members of the Vallon de l'Aubonne Arboretum association. Group rates: CHF 8 (for 10 visitors or more).
The admission fee must be paid in cash placed in one of the honesty boxes in the car park or the central square, by TWINT mobile payment app, or in cash or by bank card at the entrance to the parc.
Snack bar and shop
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., from early April until the end of October
Buvette and shop
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm from the beginning of April to the end of October.
The offer is suitable for
- Children < 6 years
- Children from 7-12 years
- Children >12 years