Herttoniemi Manor has colorful past & has had many lords. One of them was Augustin Ehrensvärd (1710-1772), the designer of the Viapori fortress. He established a brick factory on the manor's property to produce building materials for Viapori's fortifications. Later there was a porcelaine factory in the main building, but it was renovated in 1815 to home use according to the plans of architect Pehr Granstedt.
The park got its present look in 1810s, too. The park is divided into two parts: one part is a Baroque-style garden with flower plantations, the other part is an English style landscape park with ponds, gazebos and wildlife. In the manor’s Baroque-style garden there are a lot big lilac shrubs, of course not in bloom during my visit. Red peonies were on fire in the sun.
These circles of Matteuccia struthiopteris could be used in home gardens, too.
They looked so beautiful.