Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

In need of green therapy? The outdoor garden and greenhouses of Kaisaniemi offer unique plant experiences throughout the year.

Outdoor garden is open every day of the year from 9.00 to 20.00. 

Entrance fees

The outdoor garden is free-of-charge.

Entrance fees for the greenhouses:

12 € Ticket

  9 € Reduced price

  6 € Student or 7–17 years old

We accept the Museum Card.

  • Pensioners
  • Unemployed
  • People completing military or non-military service
  • University of Helsinki staff
  • Members of the Helsinki Alumni community
  • Adult groups (at least 10 people)

Register at the ticket desk. 

  • Children under 7 years of age, excluding daycare and other groups
  • Group leaders and bus drivers
  • Assistants for people with disabilities 
  • Veterans 
  • Media representatives with a press card 
  • Museum Card or ICOM card carriers 
  • Undergraduate students of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • Daycare, comprehensive school, general upper secondary school and vocational school teachers from Finnish educational institutions
  • Members of Kasvitieteellisen puutarhan ystävät ry with the membership card

Educational institutions
The price of guided tours is €80 on weekdays and €120 on weekends. Entrance fees are included in tour fees. Applies to early childhood education, comprehensive school and upper secondary education groups.

Other groups
The price of guided tours is €80 on weekdays and €120 on weekends. In addition, entrance fees according to the price list will be charged. Admission is free for group leaders.

Child groups, 3–17 years old (other than educational institutions)
The price of guided tours is €80 on weekdays and €120 on weekends. In addition, entrance fees according to the price list will be charged. Admission is free for group leaders.

Admission for self-directed childhood education, comprehensive school and upper secondary education groups is €3 per person. Admission is free for teachers and early childhood educators.

Entrance fees according to the price list are charged to groups other than educational institutions. Adult groups of more than ten people are entitled to a reduced price.

Cash, debit card, credit card (Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard), five-euro Smartum exercise and culture vouchers, SmartumPay, the Epassi mobile app and the Museum Card are accepted as payment methods. 

You can also renew your Museum Card or buy one at the museum’s ticket desk.  

Groups can also be invoiced for their admission. The invoice must be completed on site. For invoicing, you must provide billing details, including a business ID if the invoice is addressed to a registered association or company. An invoicing surcharge of €8 will be charged.

Free admission days in the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden:

  • 10.1.2024
  • 13.3.2024
  • 8.5.2024
  • 10.7.2024
  • 11.9.2024 
  • 13.11.2024
Arrival and accessibility

The garden entrance is located at Kaisaniemenranta 2. The distance from the Helsinki Central Railway Station to the garden is approximately 600 metres. A bicycle rack is available at the entrance.

Trams and several bus services run along Unioninkatu. The walking distance from the Hakaniemi and University of Helsinki metro stations to the Kaisaniemenranta gate is approximately 700 metres. Journey planner

There are no parking spaces reserved for visitors at the garden. Parking is permitted on the garden side of Kaisaniemenranta.

There are two recommended locations for parking buses:

  • Kaisaniemenranta (close to Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden)
  • Mikonkatu, in front of the Grand Casino (also known as the Fennia building) next to the Helsinki Railway Square

In the outdoor garden and greenhouses, people with reduced mobility are able to move unhindered, but the premises of Café Viola are not accessible.

You can ask for further information about accessibility at the greenhouse ticket desk (phone +358 2941 24455) – we are happy to help!

  • Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden recognises the European Disability Card.
  • The greenhouse building has a barrier-free access, an accessible toilet and a changing room.
  • Strollers can be taken to the greenhouses. However, the corridors and doorways of the greenhouses are fairly narrow, making them inaccessible for, for example, double strollers.
  • Because of the narrow corridors, it is difficult to move around the greenhouses with large electric mobility scooters.
  • Admission to the greenhouses is free for personal assistants. The outdoor garden is free of charge to all.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in both the outdoor garden and the greenhouses.
  • For our visually impaired customers, a sensory garden has been constructed in the outdoor garden. With its fragrant and tactile elements, the garden of the senses brings joy to all plant lovers.
  • The botanic garden does not offer accessible parking. The nearest parking spaces are located at Kaisaniemenranta.
Snacks, refreshments and café

A small shop located next to the greenhouse ticket desk offers soft drinks, ice cream, reading related to plants and small souvenirs.

In terms of snacks, you should promote sustainable environmental values and avoid unnecessary packaging. You can eat your own snacks in the lobby and, weather permitting, outdoors outside the greenhouses. Picnics are permitted on the mown lawns of the outdoor garden. Plants must not be disturbed and any litter must be picked up.

Operating in conjunction with the garden, Café Viola offers traditional café fare, including lunch. Please check the café’s opening hours on its website

Enquiries to Café Viola by email at tarjoilu@cafeviola.fi or by phone at +358 50 305 9500.

Get to know the botanic garden

Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden, located in the centre of Helsinki since 1829, has the mission to maintain a scientific collection of living plants that can be used for both research and education. The botanical gardens also contribute to the conservation of endangered plant species.

Map of the outdoor garden

Map of the greenhouses

Garden collections

History of the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden (In Finnish)

Admire plants without touching them. The national plant collection includes living toxic plants and plants that cause skin irritation. Taking any part of a plant home is prohibited. 

The garden is a pedestrian zone. Vehicle transport is prohibited.

While pets are not allowed in the botanic garden, guide and assistance dogs are welcome to assist their owners during their visit.

At the Botanic Garden, travel photos for personal use can be taken with handheld cameras and phones. Share your visit experience by tagging Luomus on Instagram using @luonnontieteellinenkeskusmuseo.

Further information on photography at the public attractions of Luomus is available on the ‘Photography, facility rental and call for exhibitions’ page.

Coat racks and lockers are available behind the ticket desk in the greenhouse lobby. We have also reserved three lockable backpack carts for groups. Toilets are located in the immediate vicinity of the coat racks.

Leave your outdoor clothes on a rack before entering the greenhouses. The temperature in the greenhouses varies between 15 and 25 degrees centigrade, and the facilities are quite humid. Leave your jumper on a coat rack and dive into the warmth of the tropics!

The museum has a free wireless connection (‘Helsinki UniGuest’), whose password is displayed in the entrance lobby

The Natural History Museum is involved in the cultural companion scheme of the City of Helsinki.

Customer service

Ticket desk: phone 02941 24455 during the opening hours of the Botanic Garden
Enquiries for guided toursopastukset@luomus.fi, phone 02941 28855 on Mondays 2 pm–3pm. Opastuksen peruutus viimeistään kolme arkipäivää ennen opastuksen ajankohtaa. Any cancellations of guided tours must be made no later than three working days before the date of the tour. NB! There are no on-call hours during school holidays: weeks 8, 25–31, 42 and 52–2 as well as mid-week holidays
General enquiries and feedback: luonnontieteellinenmuseo@helsinki.fi

Indicate the attraction you are interested in. The telephone service and email addresses serve all public attractions of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus: the Natural History Museum and Kaisaniemi and Kumpula Botanic Gardens