Kumpula Botanic Garden

Take a foliage trip to the Rocky Mountains and the Far East, relax by the pond or look for ideas for your home garden and vegetable patch. Kumpula Botanic Garden and the Geological collections at Kumpula Manor are open from 15.5. to 14.9.2024. There is a cafe in the garden.
Entrance fees

9 € Ticket

6 €  Reduced price

4 € Student or 7–17 years old

We accept the Museum Card.

Please, buy your ticket to the garden at the manor. The ticket is valid to both the garden and the geological collections in the manor.

  • 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, Eazybreak mobile vouchers, 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 Kumpula Botanic Garden, year 2024:

  • Sat. 25.5., open 11 am–6 pm
  • Wed. 12.6. Helsinki Day, open 11 am–6 pm
  • Sat. 31.8. Finnish Nature Day, 11 am–6 pm
Arrival and accessibility

The garden entrance is located at Jyrängöntie 2. The garden is located between Kumpula Campus of the University of Helsinki and the Vallila allotment garden. A bicycle rack is available at the entrance.

Buses running along Hämeentie (the 70 and 700 series) stop at Kumpula Campus. From the stops, the walking distance to the garden is approximately 500 metres.

Buses running along Mäkelänkatu (some of the 60 and 600 series) stop at the Pyöräilystadion stop, which is approximately one kilometre from the Jyrängöntie gate of the garden.

Trams 6 and 8 stop at Hämeentie. The walking distance from the bus stop to the garden is approximately 500 metres.

Journey planner

In front of the garden gate (Jyrängöntie 2), there are eight four-hour parking spaces for private cars and one bus space for visitors to the garden. You can also search for parking for private cars on Kumpula Campus (Pietari Kalmin katu, Ernst Lindelöfin katu, Gustaf Hällströmin katu and Väinö Auerin katu). As a rule, these spaces are metered. From the campus, you can reach the garden by a gravel road passing by the red-brick Accelerator Laboratory. Some parking spaces, mostly metered, can also be found under the Hämeentie bridge.

From the city centre:

From Hämeentie, turn right into Haukilahdenkatu and look for signage. The intersection is the first after the Sturenkatu intersection, right next to St Paul’s Church.
From the first intersection, turn left and follow the signage.
Drive straight to the end of the road and follow the signage.
Cross a small bridge.
Turn left under the Hämeentie bridge.
Drive past a skate park where the road bends slightly to the right and across the tram tracks. Finally, drive left uphill towards the main gate of the garden.
 

From the north:

After the Arabianranta intersection, cross the bridge.
Immediately after the bridge, turn right. The signage is not very visible behind the vegetation.
The road turns under the Hämeentie bridge.
From the first intersection, turn left.
Cross a small bridge and follow the signage.
Turn left under the Hämeentie bridge (you will drive under Hämeentie twice).
Continue past a skate park and the tram tracks.
Drive past the skate park where the road bends slightly to the right and across the tram tracks. Finally, drive left uphill towards the main gate of the garden.
 

During the opening hours of Kumpula Botanic Garden, you can move freely around the premises with both a wheelchair and a stroller. 

  • Kumpula Botanic Garden recognises the European Disability Card.
  • The garden gate is open from 11.00 to 18.00, after which you can leave the garden by 20.00 via a turnstile. However, the turnstile does not accommodate strollers, wheelchairs or bicycles.
  • Gravel paths criss-cross the garden and there are some steep hills in places, but these can be avoided by taking gentler routes. In any case, please reserve plenty of time for your visit to the botanic garden. 
  • The café facilities are accessible but cramped in places. There is an accessible toilet with a changing table in the café building.
  • Admission to the garden is free for personal assistants. 
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at the garden.
  • The garden does not offer accessible parking. The nearest parking spaces are located in front of the garden gate at Jyrängöntie 2.
     

The geological collections are located in Kumpula Manor, where the facilities are mainly not accessible.

You can ask for further information about accessibility from the café – we are happy to help!

Café, snacks and refreshments

Café Aurinko serves customers during the opening hours of the garden. Bakery products, refreshments and ice cream are available - also gluten-free and vegan. You can reach the staff at Café Aurinko on +358 40 767 1805.

There are tables for eating snacks in the garden, in addition to which picnics are permitted on the mown lawns of the garden.

However, do not barbecue or make an open fire in the area. Plants must not be disturbed and any litter must be picked up.

Get to know the Botanic Garden

The botanic garden has been built in the manor grounds since the 1980s. The area is divided into geographical and cultivated plant collections. The plants in the garden are a valuable part of our scientific national collection.  

Map of the Kumpula Botanic Garden

Information about the living plant collections of the Luomus Botanical Gardens

History of the Kumpula Botanic Garden

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.

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

Customer service

Buy your ticket to the garden at the manor. The ticket is valid to both the garden and the geological collections in the manor.

Ticket desk: : phone 02941 28870 during the opening hours of the greenhouses
Enquiries for guided toursopastukset@luomus.fi, phone 02941 28855 Monday 2 pm–3 pm. Any cancellations of guided tours must be made no later than three working days before the date of the tour. NB! The Luomus helpline has 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 helpline 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.