The beautiful Kaisaniemi garden is owned by the University of Helsinki. The greenhouse is home to more than 800 species of plants and its grounds to more than 2,800 plants of different origins.
The Palm house was built in 1889 by Gustaf Nystrom.
The gardens are a delightful place to wander in. There are well established trees in the outer parts, providing cool shade in the summer months. Squirrels, hedgehogs, butterflies and birds can be seen in the grounds.
Of course the gardens wouldn’t be looking like this just now, I imagine they are covered by snow.
I will find out when I go back to Helsinki in about a week, can’t wait.
The Botanical gardens can be reached from Unionkatu street, or Kaisaniemenranta road.