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Turku University Botanical Garden

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Take the waterbus to the Botanical Garden

My score of 4 reflects our overall visit to the island of Ruissalo, not just the Botanical Garden... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
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Peaceful place

The place is nice, and you can have a nice walk outside if the weather allows. Many flowers and... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ati_Jav
Reviewed 5 January 2018

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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Simo R
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank janispetke587
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tiina H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lorna K
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Special place, a real paradise during wintermonths. Small fee to get in. Cafe and restrooms. Outside garden is wonderful at summertime.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Kristiina E
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tiina H
Reviewed 4 May 2017

An excellent botanical garden at the university. Unfortunately, we could not enjoy it fully, because the wind blew, but in good weather, I think it's just great there.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jeanne F
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Turun Kauppahalli is one place in Turku...that still retains the essence of old time Turku, Finland...its has a different and a special feel it brings different ethnicity together in one place ...like a world together, under one roof!! ...Definitely recommend to visitors to check it...!!...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Vandana K
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