LUOMUS

Finnish Museum of Natural History

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Kuva: Luomus/Marika Turtiainen

 

 

Outdoor garden is closed 23.6.–29.8.2014 because of maintenance. The entrance on Unioninkatu is also closed. Glasshouses are closed Mon-Fri 1.-5.9.2014, otherwise open as usual. Entrance to the glasshouses and café Viola via Kaisaniemenranta 2.


Opening hours

Glasshouses

Glasshouses are closed Mon-Fri 1.-5.9.2014, otherwise open as usual.

Wintertime (1.1.–31.5. and 1.9.–31.12.)
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10–16
Wednesday 10–16
Thursday 10–18
Friday 10–16
Saturday 10–16
Sunday 10–16
Summertime (1.6.–31.8.)
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10–17
Wednesday 10–17
Thursday 10–17
Friday 10–17
Saturday 10–17
Sunday

10–17

Outdoor garden

Outdoor garden is closed 23.6.–29.8.2014 because of maintenance. The entrance on Unioninkatu is also closed. Glasshouses are closed Mon-Fri 1.-5.9.2014, otherwise open as usual. Entrance to the glasshouses and café Viola via Kaisaniemenranta 2.

Exceptional opening hours

New Year 31.12.2013–1.1.2014 Closed
Epiphany Eve 5.1.2014 Open 10–16
Epiphany 6.1.2014 Open 10–16
Maintenance 17.3.-21.3.2014 Glasshouses closed
Maundy Thursday 17.4.2014 Open 9–16 (no extended hours)
Good Friday 18.4.2014 Closed
Easter Saturday 19.4.2014 Open 10–16
Easter Sunday 20.4.2014 Open 10–16
Easter Monday 21.4.2014 Open 10–16
May Day 1.5.2014 Closed
Ascension day 29.5.2014 Open 10–16 (no extended hours)
Midsummer 20.–22.6.2014 Closed
Maintenance 1.9.-5.9.2014 Glasshouses closed
Independence Day 6.12.2014 Closed
Christmas 24–26.12.2014 Closed
New Year 31.12.2014–1.1.2015 Closed

Entrance Fees

Outdoor garden

Outdoor garden has free entrance all year round.

Glasshouses

Free entry on the last two opening hours (16-18 during winter and 15-17 during summer) of the first Thursday of every month.

Basic fees 2014

Adults 8 €
Discount groups 4 €
Children 7–17 years  
Pensioners  
Conscripts, persons undergoing non-military service  
The unemployed  
Students  
Employees of the University of Helsinki  
   
Free entrance - free, report at the ticket office
Children under 7 years (except in groups)
Group leaders
Assistants for the disabled  
Finnish veterans  
Press  
ICOM card holders  
Biology students of Helsinki University  
Teachers when planning their school class visit  
Members of Kasvitieteellisen puutarhan ystävät ry  

Season card

Personal season ticket, Luomus (valid for 12 months) 40 €
Personal season ticket, Kumpula Garden
(valid for May-September 2014)
18 €

Group fees

Family ticket (for children and adults)
Max 2 adults and 4 children
18 €
Groups of 10 or more adults 4 €/person
Kindergarten and other groups of children
Fee is collected from all group members (also under 7 year olds) exept from the group instructors
4 €/person
Guided groups booked in advance Regardless of group size, group leader and children under 7 years have free entrance 4 €/person

How to get there

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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Public transport

Trams 1, 1A, 3B, 3T, 6, 7A, 7B, 9 and many buses travel through Unioninkatu. The Hakaniemi and Kaisaniemi metro stations are located a few minutes’ walk from the Unioninkatu entrance.

Bicycles

Both garden entrances have bicycle stands.

Parking space

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:

  1. Kaisaniemenranta (Near the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden)
  2. Mikonkatu, in front of the Grand Casino (so called Fennia house) (By the Rautatientori)

Shop and customer service

You can buy hot and cold beverages, sweets, ice cream, plant themed literature and small souvenirs from the shop at the cash desk.

Cash desk inquiries: 02941 24455 (during opening hours)


Practical tips

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!

Kuva: Marika TurtiainenEating 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 hot and 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 year-round.

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

Forbidden

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.


Accessibility

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.

 

Person in charge of the page: 
Tarja Vesalainen
25.8.2014