The Botanical Garden of the University of Turku
​Sinikka Vento 17.8.2011
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.

Opening hours

The outdoor gardens Mon-Sun 8 am to 8 pm.

The greenhouses and cafeteria Mon-Sun 10 am to 5 pm (door closes 10 minutes before).


Entrance fees


Adults 6 €
Retired, students, and those between 7 and 19 years 4 €
Family ticket (two adults with two children) 15 €
Subscription for one year  30 €
Children under 7 years can enter for free.

The entrance to outdoor gardens is free of charge.








Ruissalon puistotie 215

20100 Turku


Telephone: +358 50 4090 151


Public services

Garden webpages (in Finnish)