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Botanical Gardens

University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 44, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 7084041
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A beautiful place.

This was a pleasant surprise on our visit to Helsinki. It is quite expansive and well laid out. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul39604
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Louisville, Kentucky
Small & cute but needs attention

It could do will a lot of TLC, but still of interest to visit. Just make sure you approach from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James M
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University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 44, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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+358 9 7084041
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant surprise on our visit to Helsinki. It is quite expansive and well laid out. The purpose built administrative/research building is reminiscent of a palace. Unfortunately the building isn't open to the public. There is also a small cafe.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It could do will a lot of TLC, but still of interest to visit. Just make sure you approach from the front. We didn't and had to walk the long way around!!

Thank James M
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We visited in December so not much to see but still a nice little walk ...can imagine it would be beautiful in summer when all the flowers are in bloom. The green house has plenty of different plans to see.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

If visitors have time to visit just one of the many gardens dotted around Helsinki, then be sure to pay a visit to the University Botanical Gardens, known locally in Finland as the Kasvitieteellinen Puutarha and first landscaped almost 200 years ago. Enjoying a parkland...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I found this little gem when I walked back to hotel. It was free of charge. It is small, but very lovely. It is a family friendly park. It is really for everyone.

Thank Ying L
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I loved it. Only a small amount was under construction while I was there, and it was all outside. The glasshouses are beautiful and the variety of plants inside them is amazing.

Thank Martha G
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Gardens are free and quite extensive. Lots of nice features and plants (not just native). There is a cafe and greenhouses (small charge) but we didn't visit these. Worth a visit.

Thank Weirdytwins
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Portti oli siirretty hankalaan paikkaan, mutta löytyi onneksi. Puutarha on uudistettu ulkoa, se on hieno. Tänne kannattaa kesällä piipahtaa katselemaan ja kahvillekin. The garden is worth to visit, Great to see and you can have s cup of coffee also.

Thank Stu P
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The Sensory Garden is a section where you can look, smell, touch, and on Wednesdays also taste plants. There are also some nice hiding places in the shade if you just want to relax. And of course plenty to see if you're into biology.

Thank Mari M
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful garden with a big variety of trees, plants and flowers. Entrance is free and open till 8pm during the summer.

Thank HighOctain
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Response from catnap2016 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone I met in Helsinki spoke perfect English, and most customer service folks spoke at least 3 languages. Most signage was available in several languages always including English.
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