Finnish Museum of Natural History

Kumpula Botanic Garden

Photo: Varpu Pärssinen


See you again in May 2018!

The garden will be open again from May to September (2.5.–30.9.2018). See you then!

Opening hours

  • Open from May to September (2.5.–30.9.2018), Tuesday to Sunday at 11 am – 6 pm (exit until 8 pm).
  • The garden is closed on Mondays and during Midsummer (22-24.6.2018).

Entrance fees

Basic fees 2017

Adults 6 €
Discount groups 3 €
Children 7–17 years  
Conscripts, persons undergoing non-military service  
The unemployed  
Employees of the University of Helsinki  
Free entrance - free, report at the ticket office
Children under 7 years (except in groups)
Group leaders
Assistants for the disabled  
Finnish veterans  
With ICOM-card  
Biology students of Helsinki University  
Kindergarten, primary and secondary school, upper secondary and vocational school teachers  
Members of Kasvitieteellisen puutarhan ystävät ry  

Season card

Personal season ticket, Luomus (valid for 12 months) 50 €
Personal season ticket, Kumpula Garden
(valid for May-September 2016)
20 €

Group fees

Family ticket (for children and adults)
Max 2 adults and 4 children
15 €
Groups of 10 or more adults 3 €/person
Kindergarten and other groups of children:
Also school groups; fee is collected from all group members (also under 7 year olds) exept from the group instructors
3 €/person
Guided groups booked in advance
Regardless of group size, group leader and children under 7 years have free entrance
3 €/person

How to get there

The Kumpula Botanical garden is located near the Kumpula campus. The entrance is on Jyrängöntie 2. The entrance on Kumpulantaival at the western side of the garden is closed (please see the map below). Driving instructions can be found later at this page.


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Public transport

Buses which travel through Hämeentie (70- and 700- series) stop at the Kumpula campus. The distance from the bus stops to the main entrance on Jyrängötie is approximately 500 meters.

Buses which travel through Mäkelänkatu  (some of the 60- and 600- series) stop at the Pyöräilystadion stop. The distance from there to the entrance on Jyrängöntie is approximately 1000 meters.

Trams 6 and 8 stop at Hämeentie. The distance between the stop and the garden is approximately 500 meters.


There is bicycle stands at the both garden entrances.

Parking space

The garden does not have parking space reserved for visitors. You may look for parking space at the Kumpula campus (Pietari Kalm, Ernst Lindelöf, Gustaf Hällström and Väinö Auer streets). You can get to the garden from the campus via the sand road (closed with a barrier) beside the red brick particle acceleration laboratory. Some parking space is also located under the Hämeentie bridge. Parking for busses is located in front of the main entrance (Jyrängöntie 2).

Driving instructions to the Kumpula garden

Coming from the centre:

  • Turn right from Hämeentie to Haukilahdenkatu (there’s a sign). The intersection is the first one after the Sturenkatu intersection and right at the St. Paul’s church.
  • Take the first left (there’s a sign)
  • Drive to the end of the road (there’s also a sign)
  • Drive over the small bridge
  • Turn left below the Hämeentie bridge
  • Past the skating park, the road first takes a small turn to the right over an old railway (the rails have already been removed, but the signs are still in place) and then to the left, uphill towards the garden’s main gate.

Coming from north:

  • Over the bridge that comes after the Arabianranta intersection
  • Take the first right after the bridge (the sign is a bit obstructed by vegetation)
  • The road goes under the Hämeentie bridge
  • Take the first left
  • Over the small bridge (there’s a sign)
  • Turn left below the Hämeentie bridge (you’ll go under Hämeentie twice)
  • Past the skating park, the road first takes a small turn to the right over an old railway (the rails have already been removed, but the signs are still in place) and then to the left, uphill towards the garden’s main gate.

Shop and customer service

Both the Kumpula Garden and the café & shop are open on Tuesday-Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm during the summer season 1.5.-30.9.

Tel. during winter 02941 28855 (Tue.-Thu. 1-3 pm, no telephone duty during weeks 26–31)

Information about guided tours and how to book them is here.

Practical tips

Kuva: Mikko Paartola

Planning a picnic?

You can also have a picnic on the garden lawn. Be careful of the plantings. You must clean up after yourselves. 

Taking pictures and filming

You may take pictures for your own use. If you intend to publish any pictures, you must mention the location. Taking pictures for commercial use must be discussed beforehand.


Touching the plant collections and taking parts of plants home is forbidden. Some of the plants in the collections are poisonous and some cause irritation.

Riding a bicycle, jogging, walking a dog (excluding guide dogs), swimming and being drunk in the garden is not allowed.


The botanic garden in Kumpula is accessible for wheelchairs and prams during opening hours.  The paths in the garden are paved with grave. The garden has some steep hills, but these can be gotten around as there are less steep rout options available. The cafeteria is also accessible with wheelchairs and prams, but the space is close. In the café you also find an accessible toilet with a babycare table.

The garden is fully accessible during opening hours (mon–sun 11 am – 6 pm). However people are allowed to exit the garden through a rotating gate until 8 pm, but wheelchairs and prams cannot be taken through the rotating gate.


Person in charge of the page: 
Laura Sandholm