The Botanical Garden of the University of Turku
The Botanic Garden of the University of Turku was founded in 1924 in Iso-Heikkilä, Turku, and moved to its present location in Ruissalo in 1956. The new greenhouses were finished in 1998.
The greenhouses offer a journey to the Earth's different climate zones. On your journey you'll experience the heat and scents of the tropical houses, and see species ranging from tiny groundcover plants to the highest trees of the rainforest. Ornamental and useful subtropical plants bring a breath of Mediterranean air and the drought-resistant plants of the succulent house surprise with their ability to adapt. In the outdoor gardens you will see flowering plants from April to November.   The mild winters of the southwestern coast allow some exotic species to thrive.

The landscape of the garden changes with the seasons, noticeably so in the autumn when the leaves change colour. The glorious colours of the annual plants transport the observer to more sunny climates. The garden of useful plants yields ideas to the home gardener.

The collections include over 5000 plant species plants from the different climate zones of the Earth, from rainforests to deserts. There are 6 greenhouses
Mediterranean climate
Winter garden
and outdoor garden is 23 hectares.

Scientists have access to research fields, greenhouses and laboratories which are suitable for a large variety of basic and applied biological research.
Many plant species are threatened and botanical gardens participate in keeping them alive. The largest research fields of the outdoor garden are for research on birches. International seed exchange between botanical gardens gives the garden and its scientists the required plant material.

Opening hours

The outdoor gardens Mon-Sun 8 am to 8 pm

The greenhouses and cafeteria Mon-Sun 10 am to 5 pm except public holidays


Entrance fees

Adults 6 €
Retired, students, and those between 7 and 18 years 4 €
Family ticket (two adults with their children) 15 €
Season ticket (valid one year)  30 €
Children under 7 years can enter for free.

The entrance to outdoor gardens is free of charge.


Ticket sale and info at the cafeteria


Book a Tour

Guided and themed tours by reservation.
Exhibitions and special plant days are occasionally held at the garden.
+358 (0)50 4090 151

There is a seminar hall available for meetings, training sessions and private events as well as a café for dining.

Café Vanha Tammi
Tel. + 358(0)44 55 66 157



 Ruissalon puistotie 215
(FI-)20100 Turku

Friends of Botanic Garden

The purpose of this society is to support the functioning of Botanic Garden of the University of Turku.
Meetings, excursions and other events are arranged by the society. Members can participate in the daily activities of the garden.
More information (in Finnish)


Support the garden

You can make a donation to support the gardens activities and development...









Ruissalon puistotie 215​

20100 Turku


Telephone: +358504090151



Public services

Garden webpages (in Finnish)