Things to do in Basel

Pick your own flowers in one of Basel’s sustainable, flower fields

Fields open April-September

I love having flowers in the house and I often frequent Migros, Les Tournesol at the Basel Market, Marktplatz and Fleur des Rois to brighten up my dining room table or lounge sideboard. However, on sunny days in the summer months, I enjoy walking to one of the family Mathis’ flower fields. Today I was at the Mattis flower field in Bottingmen buying roses.

Why do I visit flower fields? Well, a short stemmed rose from a pick your own flower field is 1.50 CHF but from a florist a single rose could be double or triple that price. Flower fields, really support local farmers and provide flowers with little or no ‘product miles’.


‘A shout out’ must go to Evelyne & Samuel Mathis-Saladin who keep their two flower fields in immaculate condition, offering implements to cut and tie flowers and there are even spare plastic shoes ‘crocs’ to wear if the ground gets wet in Bruderholz field.


They offer a wide variety of flowers from Tulips and Peonies in spring time to Roses, Stocks, Irises, Lilies and Sunflowers in the summertime plus a wide selection of flowers that can be dried like lavender and eucalyptus as well as herbs.  Evelyne will even make you a bouquet or table decoration upon request.


Flower fields are typically open from April to October in Switzerland. Payment is taken in metal donation boxes, you pay for what you pick. There’s no credit card payment option but you can now pay by TWINT.

Mathis Blumen has probably the prettiest website I’ve seen for a while too!

Mathis Blumenfeld



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