Welcome to the Oulu Botanical Garden!

The Botanical Garden of the University of Oulu is one of the northernmost scientific gardens in the world.

Botanical Garden collection of plants is maintained for teaching and research purposes and it is open to the public.

Collections include more than 4,000 different plant species and provide an overview of global vegetation diversity. Botanical Garden is also a testing and experimental area for many new and rare plants.

The landmark of the Oulu Botanical Garden are the pyramid-shaped greenhouses Romeo and Julia where about 1,200 exotic plant species are presented. Science Garden of the University of Oulu is also located here.

The Botanical Garden can be found in the northern corner of the Linnanmaa campus area, near lake Kuivasjärvi. Street address is Kaitoväylä 5.

Routes and timetables for buses coming to Linnanmaa can be found from the City of Oulu public transport website.

From the motorway (E4) from ramp no. 12 direction Teknologiakylä (Technology Village) and Yliopisto (University). See map.

Opening hours:


Due to the coronavirus situation, the greenhouses are closed to visitors.

Outdoor garden:
Outdoor garden open 08 - 20
Free entrance
There is no winter maintenance in the outdoor garden
Map of the outdoor garden.
Map of public spaces.
Guided tours for groups.
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The University of Oulu Science Garden will open in autumn 2020.

A science exhibition will be built in the lobby of the Botanical Garden, where research projects of the University of Oulu from different focus areas will be presented. You can also visit the virtual showroom, which presents low-carbon companies from the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The multi-purpose space Sara is an excellent place for holding workshops, hackathons and events that require group work. Meeting room Vanamo can be booked for smaller meetings.
Music in Botanical
A unique concert series in the botanical garden. Pyramid greenhouses serve as concert halls. The botanical garden offers a low threshold to come and enjoy high quality music. Performed by top international artists.