#6: Do a picnic at Meilahti arboretum and rosarium

All year, Outdoors, Parks, Walk

What, where? In simple terms – enjoy a packed lunch (optional) at a nice park in Meilahti. With roses. And cliffs. And a great dogpark.

The park covers over three hectares and presents over 140 varieties of trees and shrubs, which for those of you who have been living in Finland for a while must sound at least a bit exciting – the birch&spruce dominance gets challenged finally! DSC_8926

… some luxury October colours:DSC_8928 DSC_8931

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The rosarium, featuring errr… many… kinds of shrub roses, is a Helsinki take on Queen Mary’s Gardens in London. The scale would correspond as well, the whole park is quite small actually, yet really cosy. I cannot recommend it enough for a nice after-work walk or a picnic. The best time to visit would be mid June to mid August so that you can enjoy the roses in full bloom and full scent, but as you can see from the pictures, the park is indeed worth a visit all year round.

I have been there twice in the past months, and each time the park was to my liking nearly empty…
DSC_8933 DSC_8936 DSC_8939One of many picnic spots in the park:
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More information: http://www.vihreatsylit.fi/en/?p=927

Address: Meilahdentie 4; tram and bus stop Meilahdentie

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