Puutarhaliitto / Garden Association is the central organization of the Finnish horticulture. Among other things Puutarhaliitto arranges yearly a nationwide theme day Open Gardens, where home gardeners can open their garden gates for visitors. No entrance fees. The theme day has been arranged since 2012 and yearly about 500 gardens participate. Annual visitors mount to 50,000.
Last Sunday I visited two gardens and got many ideas & inspiration. That is why I have been out in the garden many hours every day. Both computer and ipad were shut and I have not been online at all. I’ll visit your links as soon as possible!
The first garden I visited was my friend Kati’s garden. They have a beautiful wooden house,
over 100 years old and a BIG garden. Kati collects plants and perennials and
I can’t even guess the amount of species she has.
Iron metal gazebo radiated the charm of times gone by.
She has grown these wonderful lavenders - Lavandula spica - from seed.
Tomatoes were ripening in the greenhouse and I liked very much
this self made birth bath.
Kati's husband is very handy and I loved these stairs made by him!
I did not have chance to ask what lies behind this granite torso...
The spikes of Veronica longifolia ’Charlotte’ look amazing.
There were many sanded, curved paths through the garden.
Here beside the house with Astrantia major, hosta, ferns and heuchera.
I’ll present the other garden - inspired by Barcelona and Gaudí -
in a later post. Hope you got inspired as well!
Thank you so much for your links and comments!