Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden
During weeks 9-11 the glasshouses will be closed on Tuesdays (28.2., 7.3. and 14.3.2017) due to maintenance work.
|Friday||10–16 (Free entrance on Friday 13.1., 3.2., 3.3., 7.4. and 5.5. at 13–16)|
|Friday||10–17 (Free entrance on the first Friday of every month at 14–17)|
The sale of tickets ends 30 minutes before closing time.
Outdoor garden is open daily from 9 am to 8 pm. Outdoor garden is partly closed 2014-2016 because of maintenance.
Exceptional opening hours
|Epiphany Eve||5.1.2017||Open 10–16|
|Maundy Thursday||13.4.2017||Open 10–16 (no extended hours)|
|Easter Saturday||15.4.2017||Open 10–16|
|Easter Sunday||16.4.2017||Open 10–16|
|Easter Monday||17.4.2017||Open 10–16|
|Ascension day||25.5.2017||Open 10–16 (no extended hours)|
|Thursday||22.6.2017||Open 10–17 (no extended hours)|
|All Saints´ Day||4.11.2017||Open 10–16|
|Epiphany Eve||5.1.2016||Open 10–16|
|Maundy Thursday||24.3.2016||Open 10–16 (no extended hours)|
|Easter Saturday||26.3.2016||Open 10–16|
|Easter Sunday||27.3.2016||Open 10–16|
|Easter Monday||28.3.2016||Open 10–16|
|Ascension day||5.5.2016||Open 10–16 (no extended hours)|
|All Saints´ Day||5.11.2016||Open 10–16|
Outdoor garden has free entrance all year round.
Accepted methods of payment are cash/bank card, credit cards Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard. Smartum Liikunta- ja Kulttuuriseteli ”culture voucher” is also accepted. Groups may also pay their entrance fees by invoice. The invoice is filled in when arriving to the glasshouses. For billing please take with you the necessary billing information (including business ID or the birth date of the invoice receiver). Billing fee 8 €.
Free entry on the last three opening hours (13–16 during winter and 14–17 during summer) of the first Friday of every month in 2016. N.B.: In January free entry is exceptionally on the second Friday 13.1.2017 at 13–16.
Basic fees 2016
|Children 7–17 years||4,5 €|
|Discount groups||6 €|
|Conscripts, persons undergoing non-military service|
|Employees of the University of Helsinki|
|Helsinki Card (personal)|
|Children 7-17 years||3,5 €|
|Free entrance - free, report at the ticket office|
|Children under 7 years (except in groups)|
|Assistants for the disabled|
|ICOM card holders|
|Biology students of Helsinki University|
|Kindergarten, primary and secondary school, upper secondary and vocational school teachers from Finnish institutes|
|Members of Kasvitieteellisen puutarhan ystävät ry|
|Personal season ticket, Luomus (valid for 12 months)||50 €|
|Personal season ticket, Kumpula Garden
(valid for May-September 2016)
Pre booking is not necessary for self-directed group visits to the glasshouses in Kaisaniemei Botanic Garden.
|Family ticket (for children and adults)
Max 2 adults and 4 children
|Groups of 10 or more adults||6 €/person|
|Kindergarten and school groups (of under 18 year olds)
Fee is collected from all group members (also under 7 year olds) exept from the group instructors
|Guided groups booked in advance Regardless of group size, group leader and children under 7 years have free entrance||6 €/person|
The Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden is located in Kaisaniemi, in the centre of Helsinki. The garden has two entrances: one on Unioninkatu 44 and the other on Kaisaniemenranta 2. The distance from the central railway station is approximately 600 meters.
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Trams 1, 1A, 3B, 3T, 6, 7A, 7B, 9 and many buses travel through Unioninkatu. The Hakaniemi and University of Helsinki metro stations are located a few minutes’ walk from the Unioninkatu entrance.
Both garden entrances have bicycle stands.
The garden does not have parking space reserved for visitors. You can park on the Kaisaniemenranta street, on the garden’s side. There is also a parking lot near the restaurant Kaisaniemi, in the intersection of Kaisaniemenranta and Kaisaniementie streets.
For parking buses, we recommend two options:
- Kaisaniemenranta (Near the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden)
- Mikonkatu, in front of the Grand Casino (so called Fennia house) (By the Rautatientori)
You can buy cold beverages, sweets, ice cream, plant themed literature and small souvenirs from the shop at the cash desk.The Café Viola in the Kaisaniemi garden is open from Monday-Friday 9 am - 4 pm.
Cash desk inquiries: 02941 24455 (during opening hours)
Information about guided tours and how to book them is here.
Cloakroom and safety boxes
Cloakroom and safety boxes with locks can be found behind the cash desk in the entrance lobby. We’ve also reserved three carts with locks for backbags for groups to use. Toilets are located right next to the coat racks.
Take off extra layers of clothes before going into the glasshouses! The temperature varies from 15-25°C. The air is also very humid. Leave your jumper on the coat rack and dive into the warmth of the tropics!
Eating and refreshing
Eating packed lunch is possible in the cash desk lobby and on the glasshouse benches. You can also have a picnic on the garden lawn. Be careful of the plantings. You must clean up after yourselves. When packing lunch, one is advised to adhere to sustainable values by using few packaging materials!
You can buy soft drinks, sweets, ice cream, plant themed literature and souvenirs from the small shop at the cash desk. Café Viola in Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden is open from September to May, Mondays to Fridays, 9 am - 4 pm. (closed 23.12.2016-8.1.2017). For more information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us, tel (+358) 50 305 9500.
Taking pictures and filming
You may take pictures for your own use. If you intend to publish any pictures, you must mention the location. Taking pictures for commercial use must be discussed beforehand.
Touching the plant collections and taking parts of plants home is forbidden. Some of the plants in the collections are poisonous and some cause irritation.
Riding a bicycle, jogging, walking a dog (excluding guide dogs), swimming and being drunk in the garden is not allowed.
The outdoor garden and glasshouses are accessible to the disabled. Please note that the historical glasshouses have narrow hallways and doorways. They’re accessible to people with normal sized pushchairs and wheelchairs, but not accessible with twin pushchairs for example. The glasshouse building also has a stairless entrance, an accessible toilet and a nursery room.
For the visually impaired customers we’ve built a sensory garden in the outdoor garden, where the plant labels are written also in braille. The sensory garden gives joy to other customers as well with its smells and the freedom to touch.