The home of the queen of Kaisaniemi
You can find the most famous plant in the garden, the Santa Cruz water lily, in the middle of the water lily pond – or can you? If you are visiting between November and March, there will be no sign of the plant. The Santa Cruz water lily is annual, spending its winters in seed form on the pond floor. Our gardeners collect the seeds and begin to grow new waterlilies under artificial light in late winter. A few seedlings are planted in the pond in mid-March.
The Water lily room houses wetland and aquatic plants as well as useful tropical plants which are marked with yellow signs. The plants in this room are used to make food, textiles and medicine.
Get to know the plants in this room: