Gardens in Helsinki

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Gardens in Helsinki

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  • Jen B
    Silver Spring, MD70 contributions
    The grounds are lovely and the greenhouses have an extensive array of plants (one of the largest collections of African violets). Definitely a break from the winter cold! The outside grounds appear quite nice, but of course there's not much to see in February when it's -3C. Would like to see it in full bloom, or have walking guided tours available.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Karl A
    Tallinn, Estonia32 contributions
    An architectural masterpiece. It is a nice little oasis with all sorts of tropical plants (cactuses, palms etc). Good tip for those who feel cold pintching, and would like to warm up a bit and at the same time enjoy mother natures beauty. Also good place to take more romantic pictures. Suggestion would be to perhaps open a caffe in the greenhouse.
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    The plants growing in the geobiological garden have all been collected from the northern hemisphere on the same latitude as Finland. In Canada and Japan the climate conditions are similar but still the species vary due to evolution. Some of them are endangered and thus important for research and teaching. On my visit the first of May the greenery was not yet visible but the garden was filled with children taking part in nature related activities.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This sloping park was created in the late 19th century. However, the hill has a long history before that.

    Fires were once lit on the high hill to guide seafarers into Helsinki's harbor.

    In the 1700s, a small fortress was built atop the hill. It was named Ulrikasborg after Swedish Queen Ulrika Eleonora. This is where the surrounding district of Ullanlinna gets its name.

    After the former capital Turku was destroyed by fire in 1827, a new location was needed for the Royal Academy. A new observatory designed by Carl Ludvig Engel was completed atop the hill in 1834.

    The views are great from the hill. The park is known for its wide range of interesting plants.
    Written 16 May 2020
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  • lmsk2014
    Helsinki, Finland897 contributions
    Kivinokka and the neighbouring alotment garden area (Herttoniemen siirtolapuutarha) is a charming, green area close to the city centre.

    Kivinokka has dozens of tiny little wooden summer huts built by people themselves. The swimming beach, dance pavilion, summer cafe and a sports' ground are also similarly built and taken care of by the summer residents of the area.

    Kivinokka is open for everyone to come and enjoy its' atmosphere. You will find there:
    - A nice little beach
    - Summer cafe
    - Nature trail

    There are also events and gatherings.

    You can freely walk the winding roads enjoying the place, but respect the privacy of the people in their huts.
    Written 7 June 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This three-hectare park is situated on the grounds of the former Meilahti Manor.

    There are over 300 varieties of trees and shrubs. All are identified by nameplates.

    The rose garden is presenting a collection of shrub roses. Some were still in bloom but the best time for visiting is July-August.
    Written 17 September 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This was my 23rd Midsummer Eve at our friends' cottage. It has always been the highlight of the summer.

    Vallila allotment garden, in the Vallila Valley between Paul's Church and the Kumpula university district, is located closest to the city center of all the nine allotment gardens in Helsinki. It offers the benefits of both cottage life and city life.

    The cottages are privately owned. One of the plots with its small cottage from the 1930s is a museum, open in summer.

    The golden age of the establishment of allotment gardens was the 1930s when it was hoped that plot cultivation would also bring relief to the food shortage in cities.

    Today, people plant more flowers. This year it felt that everything was blooming at the same time. The beginning of the summer had been so warm.
    Written 30 June 2021
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