It’s that time of the year again… The flowers in the Haaga Rhododendron park are blooming!
Last year when I visited this place it was near mid-summer, but this year due to the early and warm summer start the flowers are already at their peak.
If you are visiting Helsinki, I definitely recommend that you stop by at the park. You can find it at Laajasuontie 40, Helsinki. Here’s more information about the park.
People are saying that this year the blooming isn’t as lush as last year but I don’t know, looks pretty colorful in any case!
There’s a hidden gem in Helsinki, that you just must see! A place called Alppiruusupuisto, a park in the middle of forest, full of blooming rhododendron and azalea.
The park was established in 1975, over 3000 rhododendron were planted for research purposes.
For couple of weeks in the beginning of June, thousands of flowers bloom and there’s amazing scent everywhere.
The park is open 24/7 and it’s free. Thanks to the night-less summer nights, you can go for a stroll in the middle of the night if you feel like it.
You can reach the park in half an hour from Helsinki railway station with train or by bus.