Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Winter Garden in Helsinki, Finland





I was recently in Helsinki, the capital of Finland and visited an interesting greenhouse called the Winter Garden.  
Many flowering plants, cacti, orchids, calla lilies, daffodils, hyacinths, clivia, as well as chicken figures and painted eggs decorated the greenhouse on Easter week. I was fascinated by the Winter Garden.
 

 






























The Winter Garden founded in 1893, has been a resting place for Helsinki residents for more than a century. No matter what time of year it is, an exquisite oasis of exotic plants invites you to take a tour of the greenery. In addition to plants, spray drops in the pools delight visitors.

























 





Especially on a cold day, when the temperature outside is not comfortable, this elegant greenhouse feels like a hot tropical paradise with exotic flowers.


There is the Palm room with tall palms, island pines and over hundred-year-old camellia trees. 

I liked a space with tables and chairs provides a beautiful view over the palm room and fish pond with a cute little fountain.

Today, the Helsinki Winter Garden contains a good collection of more than 200 plant species in 3 halls. One of them presents a collection of desert flowers, succulents and cacti.







I was glad the fact that Winter Garden is located just a few kilometers from the center of Helsinki, admission is free.

Source: internet


42 comments:

  1. What a splendid visit you had Nadezda. Finland is so close, but I would imagine is quite different culturally, and obviously knows how to put on a floral extravaganza!

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    1. It was an interesting visit in Helsinki, David. Yes, it's very close, 2 and half hours on the high-speed train Allegro.The Winter garden was an amazing discovery for me.

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  2. Good morning dear Nadezda,
    What a great thing to do visiting a wonderful tropical garden especialy when the weather outside is not what we are waiting for.
    Have a wonderful day
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. It's right Marijke. The weather is too cool for May.
      Hugs!

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  3. Hola Nadezda, preciosas fotos y preciosas plantas, algunas florecen en mi jardín. Feliz día. Besos.

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  4. Hello dear Nadezda!
    Thank you for the nice photos! It seems like a perfect place to visit on a cold day. It's freezing cold here too.
    Hugs!

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    1. You're right Marit, it was a perfect time spent in tropical conservatory.
      Happy week!

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  5. I love winter gardens. <3 This one is so beautiful. Lovely photos, my favourite is this second one.... soooo beautiful. :) Ohh I already want to organize my little garden on balcony. Hope this week.
    Warm greetings, have a very nice week. :)))

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    1. Oh, yes Aga, It's a cozy place to sit and to have a cup of tea/coffee.
      Happy week.

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  6. Precioso invernadero amiga. Entrar en ellos da alegría de ver tanta vida. Me encanta Nadezda.
    Ya sembramos el huerto. Esperamos tener más suerte este año, el pasado nos cayó una buena granizada y perdimos mucho.
    Te deseo un buen martes.
    Besos.

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    1. Laura, el clima también nos sorprende aquí. El granizo ya ha caído, pero afortunadamente, mis plantas estaban en el invernadero. Te deseo éxito en tu jardín este año.

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    1. Yes, I did Anne, I love the capital of your country.

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  8. Kiitos todella kauniista kuvistasi.

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  9. ¡Hola Nadezda!

    Entrar en tu jardín es respirar aire fresco y naturaleza, que bellísimas fotos pobladas de lindas flores. Es un encanto súper placentero pasar por tu huerto, felicidades y gracias por deleitar nuestra mirada.
    Te dejo un besito y mi estima.
    Se muy, muy feliz.

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  10. QUE HERMOSURA DE FLORES.LOS ALOES PRECIOSO YO TENGO MUCHOS.
    SALUDITOS

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  11. Paso de nuevo para agradecer tu bonita huella.
    Un beso lleno de luz y bendiciones, Nadezda

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  12. Beautiful photos, Nadezda! I love orchids.
    Hugs!

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  13. The Winter Garden looks lovely, and your photographs are all so beautiful.
    I think it is so good that admission is free, a lovely place to visit.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes, it's good, Jan. There have been many people enjoying plants.

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  14. Wonderful photos from this winter garden, Nadezda!

    Hugs, Ida

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    1. Sue there were many orchids, different colours, shapes, scent.

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  16. Me ha encantado el jardín de invierno, me gustaría haberlo visto. Besos.

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    1. Tal vez algún día, Teresa, puedas visitarlo!

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  17. Thank you for the lovely photos, Nadezda!
    I have visited the place once, but it was a long time before digital cameras. :)
    Thank you also for your interesting comment today, 'bird-cherry tree winter' is a beautiful name! :)
    The warm weather you had didn't quite reach us, but a cool weather is good now: it makes the spring green last longer.

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    1. Ha ha, Sara. so many names the cold spring period has everywhere! The warm weather +15 +16 C comes to Finland soon, 'blackberry winter' ends.

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  18. Beautiful garden, lovely flowers.
    I loved all the photos, but I especially liked the first ones, what a beautiful yellow color.
    Have a nice weekend
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. Maria, the first photos is of the yellow Calla near the pond.
      Gracias, feliz domingo!

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  19. Dear Nadezda!
    Thank you very much that I could see wonderful flowers.
    The photos from this garden look great.
    Hugs and greetings.

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  20. What a pleasant respite in winter. This place is a treasure. I bet it is popular during winter. So many interesting plants. I bet it made you want to go home and plant some of these beauties. It won't be long and we can have our gardens looking good too.

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    1. You're right Lisa, Soon our gardens will look as colorful as this conservatory.
      Hugs!

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  21. I love these indoor gardens too. They give so much pleasure during the cold and dark months.
    Luckily, it is now spring and I am working very hard in my own garden but I could never hope to reproduce such marvels as those in your pictures.

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    1. Dear Friko, your garden looks very pretty thanks to your hard labour. There are many evergreens and clematises that I admired seeing your photos.
      Happy week!

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