Address: Koetilantie 1
A unique tropical garden, Gardenia, was opened in April 2001. It is situated in Viikki, in the heart of Helsinki, next to the Vanhankaupunginlahti Bay nature reserve and the Helsinki Univeristy campus area. The luxuriant tropical garden, covered by glass, is a beautiful and refreshing place to visit all year round. Out in the yard there is a genuine Japanese stone garden. Special exhibitions and events.
2009: Mon-Thu 10-18, Fri closed, Sat-Sun 10-17.
2009: Adults 3,50E, pensioners 2E, children (3-17 y.) and students 1,80E. Family ticket: two adults & max. 5 children 8E.
City centre 10 km, airport 18 km. Bus 68 from city centre.
Cafeteria and lunchrestaurant, 50 seats. During summer also an outside terrace. Offers coffee, refreshments and lunch. Tel. +358 (0)400 601 625.
Entrance fee for groups 3E/pers. (min. 20 persons), children groups 1,50E/pers. (min.20persons). Guided tours in the garden and other theme tours eg. to the Viikki nature, by request. Guidebooking tel. +358 (0)9 3478 4050/+358 (0)9 3478 400. Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English. Lunch for groups by request.
Café-restaurant Gardenia, tel.+358 (0)400 601 625., open Mon-Thu 10-16, Fri 10-14, Sat-Sun 11-15, outdoor terrace in summertime. Parking for 120 cars. Facilities for corporate and private occasions.
Access with wheelchair, assistance needed. Inva-WC.