10 heinäkuuta 2021

Talvipuutarha, Helsinki

The photos were taken at Midsummer. It is very hot in Finland, so cooling 
blue Agapanthus bring hopefully freshness!

The Winter Garden of the City of Helsinki is a gorgeous conservatory of cast-iron and glass. 
It's structure was designed by architect Gustaf Nyström and the aim was to mimic 
the architecture of The Crystal Palace in London that was built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. 
Our Finnish crystal palace was opened to the public a bit later, in 1893. The entrance 
has been free since the beginning. 

The bust of the donator, general major Julius af Lindfors is situated at the entrance,
designed by sculptor Walter Runeberg. The City of Helsinki has owned
the Wintergarden since 1907. The glass building has three parts, a palm room, a cactus room 
and a west wing. In front of the building, towards The Gulf of Töölö and Helsinki city centre, 
there is a terraced garden with roses and topiary.

Earlier I have shared photos from inside in many posts, now I made a quick visit to see
their summer plantings. The roses were not yet in bloom, but they had gorgeous 
blue Agapanthus in bloom in big black pots. Simply beautiful.

Geraniums were stunning!

Stachys byzantina, peonies at the background had bloomed already.

Clematis mandschurica or C. recta - I did not smell!

Links to some of my previous posts about Talvipuutarha:
The cactus room 2019 & 2018

#der natur donnerstag #garden affair #gartenglück #image-in-ing #makrotex 
#my corner of the world #saturdays critters #t in die neue woche #wednesday around the world

12 kommenttia:

  1. A beautiful garden. I love Agapanthus too!

  2. Beautiful garden. I like the gorgeous blue Agapanthus. Happy weekend.

  3. ...the formal gardens and the Agapanthus are delightful to see.

  4. Woooow!
    A wonderful garden and delightful vegetation.
    I love Agapantha, mine are not blooming yet.
    Have a nice weekend:)

  5. OMG! what an outstanding place. Just beautiful.

  6. Really gorgeous, thanks for taking us with you. Would love to have a walk there too.

    Greetings and hugs


  7. so beautiful in design and I love the flowers

  8. Fabulous garden!

    It's great to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  9. WOW was für ein herrlicher Park und die Blüten vom Agapanthus sind ein Traum, ich habe nur einen ganz kleinen im Kübel, sehr schön auch das Storchschnabel-Beet.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  10. Beautiful Agapanthus ! Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.


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