Since its’ foundation, research has been carried out at the Viikki Arboretum.

In the early decades, there were sea buckthorn and alpine roses breeding experiments and different conifer clones were used to study phenology. Studies in phenology have continued as effects of the changes in solar radiation quality and quantity are monitored in maple and spruce stands in the Arboretum. Research conducted to determine whether European beech can succeed in southern Finland represents more traditional research done in arboreta.

If you are interested in performing research in the Viikki Arboretum, please contact the head gardener at