Botanical garden

Geological collections

The geological collections of Luomus (Finnish Museum of Natural History) are located at Kumpula manor in Kumpula Botanic Garden, and open in summertime for visitors.

The collections are divided into rock and mineral collections and paleontological collections. These include specimens of minerals and rocks, meteorites and samples of fossils and bones.

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

The Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden is one of Helsinki's most popular visitor attractions. The garden is situated very close to the city centre, and its glasshouses and surrounding grounds offer nature lovers a unique experience all year round. The glasshouses of the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden bring a tropical breeze into the routines of the week. The lush Rainforest House presents the coffee bush and the strangler fig, and in the Palm House, the visitor can see not only the world's biggest seed, but also an impressive collection of orchids. The outdoor garden attracts the visitor to experience the world of plants. In summertime, perhaps the most attractive part of the grounds is the central garden, an open area with ponds and flowers, bordered by the glasshouses and rose bushes. There are also events with different themes organized at the Kaisaniemi botanical garden.

There are no free entrance days in 2021.

Helsinki City Winter Garden

The Winter Garden, founded in 1893, has been a recreational meeting place for the residents of Helsinki for over a century. No matter what season it is, the elaborate oasis of exotic plants invites you to take a tour of the greenery. In addition to the plants, the splashing barbels in the pools delight visitors. In summertime and even in autumn, a passer-by can admire the marvellous Rose Garden in front of the Winter Garden. During Christmas time, until Epiphany, the Winter Garden is decorated with traditional Christmas flowers such as azaleas, amaryllises, hyacinths etc., and the over a hundred-years-old camellia trees flower. Santa's elfs are also peeking on visitors from behind the plants and flowers. During Easter is the time of daffodils and tulips.