A sunny day in the capital so our first stop this morning was to the Helsinki University Botanical Garden in Kaisaniemi not far from the city’s Central Railway Station. Since our last visit two years ago the gardens have been undergoing a large rebuilding programme which is yet to be completed. I was surprised how different the garden layout is but I’m confident it will look beautiful when it’s finished. In the meantime some flowerbeds are covered with black polythene so we will need to make a return visit next year to view it at its best.
The Palm House The large tropical palm house with its ornate glass roof was built in 1889 and contains specimen plants from around the world. It’s free to visit the gardens but if you wish to view the glass houses an admission is payable except for the first Friday of each month. The…
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