Welcome to the 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 Juliet where about 1,200 exotic plant species are presented. Science Garden of the University of Oulu is also located here.


Plant labels and documentation

Botanical Garden maintains a documented collection of living plants. Name tags (labels) play an important role in the management of this kind of documented scientific collection.

Label entries:

  • Plant species name in Finnish
  • Scientific name (genus and species) 
  • Family
  • Main range

In addition to the name tags, the plants have a metallic tag referring to the accession in the garden database, which includes plant registration data; date of arrival, identification, name and origin details as well as operation entries (such as sowing and planting history.