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Turku University Botanical Garden

Address: Ruissalon Puistotie 215, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: 358 2 276 1900
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Ranked #14 of 32 things to do in Turku
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Turku, Finland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I found the botanical garden by accident when I was out exploring Ruissalo with my bike. I had pretty low expectations for the whole thing, but it turned out I was wrong. Although the greenhouse wasn't open when I visited I still found lots to see. There are many different landscapes in this garden so it's very hard to grow... More 

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Pori, Western Finland, Finland
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27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a great walk with our kids in a nice sunny day. In the outside garden there can be found a great selection of Nordic plants and flowers and some nice layouts of the current season. A few narrow paths with stairs were exiting for the kids. At this time we enjoyed only for the outside garden because of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went 14.35 to the cafeteria. Lunch until 14.30 but food still on the table. "Hello, do u still have lunch?" "Yes, why?" "Sorry was just wondering cause the display says until 14.30." "The display is wrong." "Ah ok. What do you have for lunch today?" "Go and look." .....silence...."ok, ill just have a coffee". Seriously? A grumpy lady that should... More 

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Turku, Finland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Been a few times now, has a great range of plants/flowers inside in varying conditions created for the range of fauna they have. I actually managed to notice one plant they didnt have and donated some cuttings for them to use. It can get seriously warm inside in the summer months, so i like to browse outside in the summer... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Botanical Garden on Ruissalo Island offers a beautiful cross-section of nature inside and outside the greenhouses. Ruissalo has one of the mildest climates on continental Finland and the Garden is a foothold of milder climate vegetation in Finland. In the darkest, coldest winter the greenhouses are a wonderful contrast. In spring, summer and fall the whole Ruissalo Island is... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Everytime I have visited Botanical garden staff has been really helpful and joyful. We visited with friends just the cafe in March and had dog with us. The staff welcomed us to inside the café and really liked having dog there. If you want to enjoy cafe near Ruissalo stop here. Few years back we were visiting with university student... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Well, this time the garden could not be as beautiful as in summer time, so we concentrated in the greenhouses. There are plenty of tropical, mountain etc. plants, which also did wait for the winter rest. The rooms are not huge, and I really wait for visiting the garden in the summer time, because it seemed so diversified, allthough without... More 

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Turku, Finland
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10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I visited the place during darkest winter. Cold darkness outside of the garden makes tours eaven more intersing.

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Turku, Finland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great donuts in the cafeteria. Nice bothanical garden. Good for picnics.

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Turku, Finland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Turku Botanical Garden is situated on the island of Ruissalo, maybe the most famous protected area in Finland, just about ten kilometers from the City. In wintertime there is three botanical houses with many tropical plants. In the summertime there is a wide outdoor area too with very wide selection of plants and trees etc. They say that the selections... More 

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