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.