Turku University Botanical Garden

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Turku University Botanical Garden

Turku University Botanical Garden
4.5
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
About
Experience both Finnish nature and the tropical rainforest throughout the year! The collection of over 5,000 plant species is a living display of the diversity of the plant kingdom. In the 6 greenhouses, you will experience the heat and scents of the tropics and see species ranging from tiny groundcover plants to the highest trees of the rainforest. Ornamental subtropical plants bring a breath of Mediterranean air, living fossils take you to the past, and the drought-resistant succulents surprise with their ability to adapt. In the outdoor gardens (23 hectares), the landscape changes with the four seasons. There are flowering plants from April to November but, in the autumn, leaves change color and winters are amazing, too. Free entrance to the outdoor gardens, open Mon-Sun 8 AM-8 PM. Indoor gardens and café, open Tue-Sun 10 AM-5 PM. Entrance fees to the greenhouses: Adults 9€; Children (0-7) free; Pensioners, students, youth (8-19) 6€; Family ticket 23€.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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846leilal
Naantali, Finland30 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019
There is plenty to look all year round. Gardens outside are free of charge. There is also a cafe and of course the greenhouses.
Written 25 October 2019
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HHT
Turku, Finland21 contributions
Small Paradise
Mar 2019 • Family
If you find yourself in Ruissalo, visit here! Inside the greenhouse there are a small exhibition about plants. They have some birds there flying around as well. There was a frog exhibition as well but not sure if it is finished already.
Written 3 July 2019
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CanberraTripper
Canberra58 contributions
Take the waterbus to the Botanical Garden
Sep 2018 • Couples
My score of 4 reflects our overall visit to the island of Ruissalo, not just the Botanical Garden. Our visit to Turku coincided with the last weekend of operation of the ‘vesibussi’ waterbus before the winter. We used the water bus to reach the island so we could view the harbour on the way.
Many of the tourist operations on Ruissalo and the other islands are closing for winter now but we enjoyed a walk on the island, including around the Botanical Garden. It is a small area but there is a lot packed into it and there was plenty of autumn colour during our visit. We also saw some bird life (hundreds of geese on the shore) and a red squirrel during our visit. I’d recommend the trip when the waterbus starts running again next summer. In winter you can still visit by car or bus- but the island may be pretty bleak at this time of year I imagine!
Written 14 September 2018
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Ati A
Helsinki, Finland232 contributions
Peaceful place
Jun 2018 • Friends
The place is nice, and you can have a nice walk outside if the weather allows. Many flowers and plants which I suppose will be more beautiful in July...it was a bit bare in June 9.
It is a good idea to have some snacks and drinks with you to sit down and relax in the nature. There is also a cafe you can eat indoors.

Written 10 June 2018
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Simo R
Turku, Finland32 contributions
Oasis in the midst of winter
Feb 2017
This place is not very big but they have managed to built there a huge variety of different habitats and plants.
When Finnish winter is at its worse in January we take a family trip there, it´s a refreshing experience.
Written 5 January 2018
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Janis P
30 contributions
Nice stop, even when cycling
Jun 2017 • Couples
Nice place to visit when the day is sunny. It is close enough to visit even by cycling from the centrum. Nice walks and you see the usual stuff you'd expect: flowers
Written 12 November 2017
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Tiina H
Turku15 contributions
Beautiful garden and fine surroundings
Aug 2017 • Couples
Outside the Botanical Garden Building is big and beautiful, from early spring until late Autumn. Inside the house there is a big and interesting greenhouse with a great variety of plants. In the house there also is a café with offers lunch, too. The whole isle of Ruissalo, however, is very beautiful, with great nature and long foothpaths, and therefore it is nice to combine a wandering in the surroundings with a visit to the garden - perhaps for a picnic in the garden, too, or a cup of coffee in the café.
Written 7 September 2017
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Lorna K
273 contributions
What a park and great for Pokemon Go addicts too!!
Aug 2017 • Friends
The botanical gardens of Turku are situated on the island of Ruissalo (easy to get to by bus #8) and it's a lovely place to walk. There are also many pokestops and rare Pokemon to be caught!

The grounds are amazing - loads of variety - but not particularly well labelled and there is NO entrance fee (only for the hothouses!) The botanic centre has a nice cafe and good toilets as well! You can buy plants grown from seed at the centre (pay inside) for a fraction of the cost of a garden centre ... all process to botanical research!
Written 21 August 2017
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Kristiina E
Raisio, Finland14 contributions
Wonderful Garden
Feb 2017 • Family
Special place, a real paradise during wintermonths. Small fee to get in. Cafe and restrooms. Outside garden is wonderful at summertime.
Written 31 July 2017
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Tiina H
Jyväskylä, Finland5 contributions
A beautiful walk
Jun 2017 • Friends
The beginning of June was probably not the best time for a visit as many plants were not yet in bloom, and were unrecognisable despite the plaques. Also, the flowerbeds could use a little more maintenance. But as it was a sunny day we did the longer walk around the park, and the overall surroundings were beautiful, complete with ponds and gorgeous trees. Definitely worth the trip!
Written 12 June 2017
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