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Hammarskjoeldintie 1, Helsinki 00250 Finland
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Helsinki Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Helsinki Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Join a Lokafyer guide in Helsinki for a private walking tour that’s a new concept in travel. Instead of a typical tour package, you’ll get an authentic experience that’s designed for you, starting with a pre-tour chat about your interests. It’s like knowing a Helsinki local who can show you around, complete with personalized tips and recommendations based on insider know-how.
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OliwaVasicek wrote a review Nov 2020
Helsinki, Finland427 contributions160 helpful votes
The winter garden was quite busy and had a decent selection of flora although more focussed on leafy trees than flowers (the orchid wall was not in bloom either). Unfortunately the gorgeous rose garden is closed between November and April and that would have been a highlight. Probably worth 4 stars as an attraction while the rose garden is also open.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mikael F wrote a review Nov 2020
Vantaa, Finland17,969 contributions1,020 helpful votes
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We visited this 127-year-old garden on 31 October. We were surprised the roses were still in full bloom in the Rose Garden in front of the Winter Garden. The autumn has been exceptionally warm. The garden is best known for its glass building that has three parts: a palm room, a cactus room, and a west wing. Here you can experience the greenery also during the winter months. The entrance is free.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Heli P wrote a review Apr 2020
Helsinki, Finland4,239 contributions477 helpful votes
The steel and glass constructions became popular in Europe after the first was succesfully built in 1851 for the Great Exhibition in London. One of our famous Art Nouveau architects Gustaf Nyström designed the Winter Garden in 1893 for Jacob af Lindfors whose bust stands in front. The collection consists mainly of tropical flora which have managed to survive even in our cold weather. Both the building and the large Eläintarha puisto, Zoo Garden were donated to the city, the latter by another patron Henrik Borgström whose memorial is located on the hill shaded by trees.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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suomi333 wrote a review Mar 2020
Helsinki, Finland139 contributions67 helpful votes
Warm and cozy, so beautiful Old building full of trees, plants and flower. There are also tables and chairs to sit and relax. Great place to meet friends. And in summer there is a Rose garden too. And free of charge.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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JariJK wrote a review Dec 2019
Kouvola, Finland4,518 contributions289 helpful votes
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You find over 200 different plant species in this free winter garden. They have three rooms. I especially loved the palm garden and the cactus garden. Their oldest plant is a common camellia (Camellia japonica, also known as tsubaki), which is about 130 years old. In summer they also have an outdoor rose garden. Besides, there are memorial oaks next to the garden (outside the fence, on the side of Vauhtitie Street), e.g. the memorial oak of Jean Sibelius. The oldest memorial oak for Leo Mechelin was planted in 1899.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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