Garden party

Aleksanterinkatu 14-18, 00170 Helsinki

Garden party themed around trees and wooden buildings The Worker Housing Museum’s flowerbed is …

Garden party themed around trees and wooden buildings

The Worker Housing Museum’s flowerbed is full of old ornamental plants that used to adorn workers’ yards. In celebration of these plants, the museum is once again throwing a garden party on Friday 3 June from 2pm to 5pm. The party will include a small market where participants will be able to purchase seedlings and seeds from Hyötykasviyhdistys and Maatiainen, plants grown in allotment gardens and tasty treats from Alppila-Seura’s buffet while enjoying Finnish folk music. This time, the theme of the garden party is traditional wood construction, of which the museum building is an excellent example. The party will also include brief lectures on the transformation of the wooden houses of Kirstinkuja from dilapidated shacks into a museum and modern homes, the restoration of wooden buildings and the wooden Art Nouveau buildings of Helsinki. The event will be followed by a tour of the local parks starting at 17:00, introducing participants to their various tree species. Free entry. Welcome!⁣⁣⁣

Photo: Helsinki City Museum

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