Travels in Finland and abroad

April 22, 2020

Winter Garden / Jardín de invierno / Jardin d’hiver / Jardim de Inverno

In English:

Winter Garden in winter

Think about this: Free entrance to Winter Garden! In our world this sounds incredible. Jacob Julius af Lindfors, who built it in 1893, wished that there always should be free access to the garden. The town of Helsinki has respected this wish – my hat. Winter Garden is an exotic oasis for visitors. There are up to 200 plants in three different rooms. After admiring all the plants, it is nice to sit in its atmospheric café inside.

It was Christmas time, December 26, 2019, when we visited there. This meant that we could see those plants which are blooming at time. Mainly we saw Cactuses and of course, Christmas decorations. I have shown some outside photos about Winter Garden in my post Helsinki walk1. Link is after photos.

How to reach Winter Garden?

Its address is Hammarskjökdintie 1.Well, most nice way is to walk from the center of Helsinki alongside the park of Töölönlahti. It is beautiful walk, less than 2km / 1.2mi. The tram number 1, passes near to it.

En español:

Jardín de invierno en invierno

Piensa en esto: ¡Entrada gratuita al Jardín de Invierno! En nuestro mundo esto suena increíble. Jacob Julius af Lindfors, quien lo construyó en 1893, deseó que siempre hubiera acceso libre al jardín. La ciudad de Helsinki ha respetado este deseo: mi sombrero. Jardín de Invierno es un oasis exótico para los visitantes. Hay hasta 200 plantas en tres habitaciones diferentes. Después de admirar todas las plantas, es agradable sentarse en su atmosférico café dentro.

Era Navidad, el 26 de diciembre de 2019, cuando visitamos allí. Esto significaba que podíamos ver aquellas plantas que florecen en el momento. Principalmente vimos cactus y, por supuesto, decoraciones navideñas. He mostrado algunas fotos externas sobre Jardín de invierno en mi post Paseo en Helsinki1. El enlace es después de las fotos.

¿Cómo llegar a Jardín de invierno ?

Su dirección es Hammarskjökdintie 1. Bueno, la mejor manera es caminar desde el centro de Helsinki junto al parque de Töölönlahti. Es hermosa caminata, a menos de 2 km. El tranvía número 1 pasa cerca de él.

En francais:

Jardin d’hiver en hiver

Pensez à cela: entrée gratuite au Jardin d’hiver! Dans notre monde, cela semble incroyable. Jacob Julius af Lindfors, qui l’a construit en 1893, a souhaité qu’il y ait toujours un accès libre au jardin. La ville d’Helsinki a respecté ce souhait – mon chapeau. Jardin d’hiver est une oasis exotique pour les visiteurs. Il y a jusqu’à 200 plantes dans trois salles différentes. Après avoir admiré toutes les plantes, c’est une agréable idée de s’asseoir dans le café ambiance agréable à l’intérieur.

C’était le temps de Noël, le 26 décembre 2019, lorsque nous y sommes allés. Cela signifiait que nous pouvions voir ces plantes qui fleurissaient à ce moment. Nous avons principalement vu des cactus et bien sûr des décorations de Noël. J’ai montré quelques photos extérieures sur Jardin d’hiver dans ma post Balade à Helsinki1 . Vous trouverez le lien après les photos.

Comment atteindre Jardin d’hiver?

Son adresse est Hammarskjökdintie 1. Eh bien, le plus beau chemin est de marcher depuis le centre d’Helsinki le long du parc de Töölönlahti. C’est une belle promenade, à moins de 2 km. Le tram numéro 1 passe à proximité.

Em português:

Jardim de Inverno no inverno

Pense sobre isso: Entrada gratuita no Jardim de Inverno! No nosso mundo, isso parece incrível. Jacob Julius af Lindfors, que o construiu em 1893, desejava que sempre houvesse livre acesso ao jardim. A cidade de Helsinque respeitou esse desejo – tiro o chapéu! Jardim de Inverno é um oásis exótico para os visitantes. Existem até 200 plantas em três salas diferentes. Depois de admirar todas as plantas, é bom sentar-se no dentro do seu café atmosférico.

Era época de Natal, 26 de dezembro de 2019, quando visitamos lá. Isso significava que podíamos ver as plantas que estão florescendo no momento. Vimos principalmente os cactos e, claro, as decorações de Natal. Eu vou a mostrar-lhe algumas fotos externas sobre o Jardim de Inverno no meu post Caminhada em Helsinque1. O ligação está depois das fotos.

Como alcançar a Jardim de Inverno?

O seu endereço é Hammarskjökdintie 1. Bem, a maneira mais agradável é caminhar do centro de Helsinque ao lado do parque de Töölönlahti. É uma caminhada bonita, a menos de 2 km / 2mi. O eléctrico número 1 passa perto dele.

Winter Garden / Jardín de invierno / Jardin d'hiver / Jardim de Inverno

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Winter Garden / Jardín de invierno / Jardin d’hiver / Jardim de Inverno

Look at outside summer photos of it:

Walking tour in Helsinki1

83 Comments »

  1. What a lovely place to visit. I imagine it’s beautiful at any time of year. Those garden gnomes are so cute.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — April 22, 2020 @ 08:48 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      It is beautiful round the year. I am glad that you loved my post. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2020 @ 08:50 | Reply

  2. que c’est plaisant tous ces personnages, lutins et animaux au milieu des fleurs! j’adore!
    et ça ressemble un peu au dernier billet que j’ai posté avec fleurs et animaux 😉
    notamment mon orchidée cymbidium que je viens de mettre à l’extérieur de la maison (la même que dans tes photos, me semble-t-il)
    belle journée Matti
    bises

    Comment by malyloup — April 22, 2020 @ 09:43 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Ça va? Quel plaisir de constater que vous avez remarqué quelque chose de familier parmi ces fleurs. Nous avons eu des orchidées pendant l’été à l’intérieur de notre maison. Il y a de nombreuses années, lorsque nous avions une petite résidence secondaire à Oulu, nous la transportions dans notre voiture (625 km Helsinki – Oulu aller-retour) cette orchidée. Elle nous a dit qu’elle aimait le voyage! 🙂

      Bises et bon journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2020 @ 11:15 | Reply

      • oh quelle belle relation avec cette orchidée!!! j’adore 🙂

        Comment by malyloup — April 22, 2020 @ 11:23 | Reply

  3. Hello! It’s a big botanical garden of 200 kinds. Christmas decorations are great. Unfortunately in Japan, all botanical gardens are closed due to corona problems. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — April 22, 2020 @ 09:57 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank you. There is also bigger garden in Helsinki, but I do not have photos about it. I am glad that you left your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2020 @ 11:26 | Reply

  4. What a beautiful place. And how nice that it’s free! Christmas must a special time to visit.

    Comment by Cathy — April 22, 2020 @ 10:37 | Reply

    • Hello Cathy.

      Yes indeed, Christmas is special time to visit it. It is a spot of light in winter and popular. Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2020 @ 11:31 | Reply

  5. The tonttu are really cute and there are some spectacular cacti there!

    Comment by Stella — April 22, 2020 @ 10:56 | Reply

    • Hello Stella.

      Thank you leaving so nice comment. Tonttu is cute indeed! 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2020 @ 11:49 | Reply

  6. Très belles photos.

    Comment by parikhit dutta — April 22, 2020 @ 12:26 | Reply

    • Bonjour parikhit dutta.

      Très bien, j’aime ton commentaire. Merci beaucoup.

      Bonne journée á avous.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 06:36 | Reply

      • Pas de problème Sartenada. J’aime les photos que vous avez partagées ici 🙂

        Comment by parikhit dutta — April 23, 2020 @ 07:22 | Reply

        • Merci beaucoup. Vos paroles ont réchauffé mon cœur!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:53 | Reply

  7. Hello (^^)
    A wonderful botanical garden with 200 kinds of plants is good. The plant in the third photo is called crab cactus in Japan and it is also in my garden. Nowadays, Japan is requesting to refrain from going out as a countermeasure against corona, so I have not gone far beyond my home.

    Have good days!

    Comment by saganhama — April 22, 2020 @ 12:46 | Reply

    • Hello saganhama.

      Thank you leaving your kind words. We had many years ago some cacti in our home when living on countryside, but now we do not have. Yes, there many restrictions yet in my country and obeying is not easy, but we obey. We stay inside, some walking max one hour in a day and twice in the week for shopping. Inside some hobby, reading and TV That is all.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 06:50 | Reply

  8. Hello Matti-san,
    What a beautiful garden! Jacob Julius af Lindfors was a wise and generous man – to share such beauty with all.
    As you know, most of the population refrains from traveling or going outdoors. Hence, many of our nature centres etc are closed. But, I am happy to view this special garden through your photos. Thank you for sharing! I hope you and all your family stay well.

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — April 22, 2020 @ 13:16 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank you praising this small garden! There are yet today many restrictions in Finland. We would love to make some road trips, but we stay in our home and make only some daily walks and shopping twice a week. Our days are filled by some hobbies, reading and TV. There will come in the future the day when these restrictions are memories. Maybe our world has changed then.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 06:57 | Reply

  9. Nice blog 💖

    Comment by SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️ — April 22, 2020 @ 14:20 | Reply

  10. Beautiful Matti, I always make a point of visiting the Winter Garden at least once each time I’m staying in the Helsinki area. Hope you are both coping well. Enjoy the springtime. Best wishes, Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — April 22, 2020 @ 14:34 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      I guessed that you have visited to the Winter Garden. 🙂 Thank you. We are well and hope you are also. Spending slow life, some walks in the nearby woods, shopping twice a week, some hobbies, reading and TV, they fill our days! When mentioning TV, have you followed the series “Death in Paradise”? It started again with new mysteries in the Caribbean.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 07:10 | Reply

      • Hello Matti, so nice to hear from you. I haven’t seen Death in Paradise but I’ll look out for it on your recommendations !

        Comment by Little Miss Traveller — April 23, 2020 @ 11:03 | Reply

        • Hello Marion.

          It is fantastic series. It is built so that you can guess who is the murder and the final scene happens at the same way than in series of Hercules Poirot. This series is happy, it is also full of laugh, humor and suspense. We have seen during the years all if them. YLE presents them under the Finnish name: Murha Paratiisissa.

          They can be seen here:

          https://areena.yle.fi/1-2229200

          To see them you need VPN-program. If you have one, then select Finland for your IP-address. I use this:

          https://www.f-secure.com/en/home/products/freedome

          Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 11:26 | Reply

          • Thanks Matti, that’s very helpful as there are so few good programmes to watch at the moment. Have you watched Doc Martin? that’s really nice too! Best wishes, Marion

            Comment by Little Miss Traveller — April 23, 2020 @ 11:29 | Reply

  11. How wonderfully beautiful: thanks for taking me there! 🙂

    Comment by Pit — April 22, 2020 @ 16:53 | Reply

    • Hello Pit.

      I am glad that you left your kind comment. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 08:54 | Reply

  12. So beautiful Matti, have a nice day!!!

    Comment by almeidadepaulo — April 22, 2020 @ 17:41 | Reply

    • Hello Paulo.

      I am glad that you loved my post. Thank for your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 09:34 | Reply

  13. A reminder that deserts can have great beauty. I’ve spent a lot of time in the deserts of the southwestern United Staes. They have beauty year around but it becomes even more so in the spring when the flowers are blooming. Even Death Valley turns into a garden. Thanks for sharing. –Curt

    Comment by Curt Mekemson — April 22, 2020 @ 18:03 | Reply

    • Hello Curt.

      Thank you commenting. I have not been in the deserts, but I have some touch with them. When I was schoolboy in the 50’s, then I ordered a magazine called Arizona Highways. It was full of stunning photos of desert flowers. I still have those magazines in my home and have read them again. Another nearly a concrete meeting was when we visited Yosemite National park and drove to Nevada side continuing to Las Vegas. This happened in Aug 4, 1998 – Aug 8, 1998.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 09:47 | Reply

      • I grew up with Arizona Highways, myself, Sarteneda! It was one of the things that led me to explore the southwest. Did you drive through Death Valley on your way to Vegas?

        Comment by Curt Mekemson — April 24, 2020 @ 00:51 | Reply

        • Hi Curt.

          Very nice that You know Arizona Highways. No, we didn’t. We were on the road with my wife, my daughter and my granddaughter and me. I have heard about it and at those days it was told that man must be well equipped to drive thru it. I do not remember for example the recommendation of water per person. The only good memory which is still in my mind, that there was a prison in the desert. My daughter and granddaughter pressed us to drive to Las Vegas “as soon as possible” to Vegas that they could start sun tanning by the pool. 🙂 Thank you.

          Have a good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2020 @ 06:49 | Reply

          • The prison is still there. 🙂 Death Valley is really only dangerous in the summer. Then you do have to be prepared. I’ve been there many times over the years. I even bicycled through it as part of my 10,000 mile journey around North America. –Curt

            Comment by Curt Mekemson — April 26, 2020 @ 02:18 | Reply

            • Hello Curt.

              Thank you for your information. Wow, so many miles! In Helsinki, there was an American book shop and its owner spent one month in every different state every year. He told me, that he tries to visit every state in his life and drive around. It was just he who gave me free a huge map which we used on our road trip.

              Have a good day!

              Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2020 @ 07:55 | Reply

              • That is a good way to see, and know a state. Peggy and I used to keep a huge map on our wall where we pinned all of the countries we had traveled to. –Curt

                Comment by Curt Mekemson — April 27, 2020 @ 00:48 | Reply

                • Thank you, Curt. You are right. Certainly.

                  Happy new week!

                  Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2020 @ 06:33 | Reply

  14. I really enjoyed your beautiful photos.
    Have a great day!

    Comment by 洋子 — April 22, 2020 @ 18:53 | Reply

    • Hello Yoko-san.

      Thank you commenting so nicely my post!

      素晴らしい日を過ごしてください!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 09:55 | Reply

  15. How wonderful that you can enjoy these tropical plants during winter! They are quite familiar to me, as they grow outside in Oaxaca, Mexico, where we spend 6 months every year. Many of us have pots, large and small (even tiny) that hold these and a seemingly endless variety of succulents and cactus! After several years, sometimes one will surprise us by producing a beautiful flower. I also like very much the Santa and other woodland creatures!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — April 22, 2020 @ 19:36 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank you very much Marilyn. I am glad that you loved my photos. In Spain they use pots also. Seeing among flowers gnomes and squirrel was a nice surprise. It is wonderful to see two different worlds!

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:06 | Reply

  16. Pormenores deliciosos!

    Comment by dulcedelgado — April 22, 2020 @ 21:35 | Reply

    • Oi dulcedelgado.

      Obrigado elogiando as minhas fotos! Oi amore, que bom que gostou.

      Que seu dia seja repleto de felicidade.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:11 | Reply

  17. How wonderful and beautiful. It is a bit like our Kew Garden in London. Always worth a visit. I do love cacti!

    Comment by utesmile — April 22, 2020 @ 22:33 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank you loving my presentation of this small and modest garden!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:17 | Reply

  18. Love how they added the garden gnomes, they are charming! A delightful place to visiting in winter. Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Deb — April 23, 2020 @ 02:47 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank you loving my post showing this small garden. It’s a real glimpse of light in the midst of winter darkness.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:23 | Reply

  19. I’m such a fan of cacti, and there are some beautiful examples there. Many I’ve never seen.I enjoyed seeing all the little “additions,” too. The squirrel especially made me smile; I like squirrels as much as cacti. I hope you’re keeping well — thanks so much for sharing such lovely photos!

    Comment by shoreacres — April 23, 2020 @ 03:12 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      So much praising of my post. I am really happy that you did find so many things which you love. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:42 | Reply

  20. I’ve been there multiple times and love it!

    Comment by Hettie D. — April 23, 2020 @ 03:40 | Reply

    • Hello Hettie.

      It is a great place for multiple visit, although it is small. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:45 | Reply

  21. Very like the Missouri Botanical garden in St Louis. I will have to try and find the photos from there—seems like a world-wide interest. Thanks—lovey photos

    Comment by viviennemackie — April 23, 2020 @ 04:41 | Reply

    • Hello Vivienne.

      Thank you. I am glad that you loved this small garden and left your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2020 @ 10:49 | Reply

  22. Love your blog ❤️

    Comment by SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️ — April 23, 2020 @ 08:32 | Reply

  23. Must be nice for you to see plants like these in winter. This is a bit like the dome gardens here in Singapore. Hope all is well with you. – Amor

    Comment by We Travel Happy — April 24, 2020 @ 07:01 | Reply

    • Hello Amor.

      You are so right! We have been in Singapore in 1990. I remember one garden. It might have been The Singapore Botanic Gardens, but I am not sure. Thank you commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2020 @ 09:39 | Reply

      • Botanic Gardens is still here. But we also now have 2 massive air-conditioned gardens which house plants that would just normally grow in your hemisphere. 🙂

        Comment by We Travel Happy — April 24, 2020 @ 10:48 | Reply

        • Thank you upgrading my memories with new data!

          Matti

          Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2020 @ 11:10 | Reply

  24. Muy hermoso este jardín de invierno. Muchas gracias por tus magníficas fotos y por el plano que ilustra su situación.
    ¡Feliz día, MAtti!
    Un gran abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — April 24, 2020 @ 12:44 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Muchas gracias por tu comentario y feliz de que te gusten las fotos. Intenté por la segunda vez hacer un mapa, un mapa simple, para que mostrar la ubicación del jardín. Fue un desafío, pero finalmente fácil de hacer.

      Un abrazo y buen finde.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2020 @ 07:13 | Reply

  25. Good flower house!
    I feel peaceful from your photos.
    Thank you my heart is warming.

    Comment by キース — April 25, 2020 @ 06:48 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      How glad your comment made me! Thank you.

      ありがとうございます よい週末を!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2020 @ 07:26 | Reply

  26. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. One of the photos if the cactus with the purple flowers is a cactus we call the Christmas cactus in our family. My grandma loved this plant and would get one every Christmas, but her flowers were red. The garden gnomes are so cute.

    Comment by ourlittleredhouseblog — April 25, 2020 @ 21:17 | Reply

    • Hello ourlittleredhouseblog.

      How nice to read that the same cactus is in bloom there at the same tome with the same name than here. It was popular decades ago during the older generation. I remember that my mother-in-law had it.

      Thank you visiting my post and leaving your kind comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2020 @ 07:35 | Reply

  27. I never thought grey could be so beautiful..

    Comment by chapter18 — April 27, 2020 @ 19:07 | Reply

    • Hello Nara.

      Thank you commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2020 @ 06:33 | Reply

  28. When I start to read your blog, I couldn’t stop always. In Japan, we are in a short early summer vacation, called Golden Week and as everyone does, we are staying at home! Your blog always gives a delight to us during such a situation.

    Comment by Wondertips — May 2, 2020 @ 03:44 | Reply

    • Hello Keiko.

      Oh, how praising comment you wrote! Thank you. Thank you telling about Golden Week. I had to search it from Internet and I found it interesting. Although I have some regular Japanese commentators, we never have talk about this. We have, I guess, same kind of restrictions, than elsewhere, but with two weeks, children can start their schooldays in schools.

      To stay mainly indoors, is not nice. We have had possibility to walk in a day one hour and in a nearby forest, go for food shopping, keeping distances with other people. That’s all.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 2, 2020 @ 06:48 | Reply

  29. Beautiful arboretum! Cactus! Those plants come from my part of the world. It’s so nice the admission was free.

    Comment by Michelle Churchman — May 3, 2020 @ 17:52 | Reply

    • Hello Michelle.

      It was a great joy to read your kind comment. Thank you.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 4, 2020 @ 06:32 | Reply

  30. What a wonderful post and place. It makes me miss being able to go to Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia and where I used to live.

    Comment by denisebushphoto — May 3, 2020 @ 18:22 | Reply

    • Hello Denise.

      Very nice. I had forgotten to visit gardens, but when it was Christmas and in news paper they told about this garden, then we decided to visit it. Thank you commenting so nicely.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 4, 2020 @ 06:37 | Reply

  31. How beautiful to see those giant succulent plants! I love visiting indoor gardens during the colder months and getting a taste of what spring and summer will bring to the outdoors.

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — May 4, 2020 @ 22:09 | Reply

    • Hello Atreyee.

      Thank you leaving your kind words. I love your idea.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 5, 2020 @ 06:35 | Reply

  32. Beautiful garden! I would like to have a tour there!

    Comment by Leif Price — May 13, 2020 @ 09:18 | Reply

    • Hello Leif.

      Thank you for your visit and kind comment. Helsinki offers much to explore and with an hour by bus to some nearby small colorful old town, like Porvoo, expand the experience. By metro, you can in 15 minutes, walk on nice forest paths. Here is one example of series of posts presenting “Unknown Helsinki”.

      Unknown Helsinki 3

      Welcome! Happy and safe travels!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2020 @ 09:44 | Reply

  33. What fab photos. So colourful. Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

    Comment by Alison — May 14, 2020 @ 14:29 | Reply

    • Hello Allison.

      You made glad with your kind comment. Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 15, 2020 @ 07:22 | Reply


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