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.