Helsinki Winter Garden (Talvipuutarha) is a summery oasis of exotic plants and a delightful place to explore tropical greenery all year round.Especially on a cold and dark winter’s day when outdoor temperatures reach freezing cold, this elegant glasshouse feels like a hot tropical paradise of exotic flowers with a dash of colour and beautiful details.Summer sees countless beds of blooming roses and other colourful flowers brightening the outdoor rose garden, which is very well maintained.Helsinki Winter Garden was originally built in 1893 and today it houses a good collection of over 200 species of plants in 3 rooms.
The palm room of Helsinki Winter Garden holds tall palms, island pines and over hundred-year-old camellia trees. In this space a beautiful French style balcony with tables and chairs provides a beautiful view over the palm room and fish pond with a cute little fountain.A collection of desert flowers, succulent plants and cacti can be found in the cactus room.The western wing with pink walls is full of blooming flowers. Unfortunately there is no coffee shop or restaurant in Helsinki Winter Garden but this room provides plenty of seats and tables so you can enjoy your own picnic under palm trees in very picturesque settings. You could not wish for a lovelier location. A perfect place for a romantic date with a bottle of bubbly!Free entrance. Helsinki Winter Garden is located just a few kilometres out of Helsinki city centre, across the road from Töölönlahti Bay next to Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
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