All posts tagged: nurseries

Plant mecca near Helsinki

A few weeks ago me and my friends made a plant trip to find some new house plants. We ended up getting here:  a garden center called Viherpaja in Vantaa. And now I think this is the best kept secret of plant business in the Helsinki area! This place looks modest when you enter the yard but when you step inside and start to get even deeper inside the greenhouses you will see this magical jungle of different plants. There’s lots of regular green plants but also lots of rare ones. The place has several green houses attached to each other so be sure to check every one of them. Some the green houses are closed at the wintertime (I was really disappointed that the Japanese Garden themed green house was closed) but there’s still a lot to see. And there’s almost always some kind of plant exhibition in some of the green houses. Now they had Guzmania exhibition. Definitely have to go to this place at the summertime also. Just to see how amazing …

Let’s shop plants in Japan!

Everyone knows that there’s lots of gorgeous gardens in Japan! But what I wanted to know was where do they get their plants? Where does a regular dweller shop for plants? That was a bit of mystery until we accidentally took an elevator up to the highest floor of skyscraper in Tokyo. The building was a regular shopping center or mall and there, at the roof of the building we found a nursery. After that accident we noticed that usually at the top floor of every mall there’s a plant shop or nursery. Of course there were also little shops and stalls at market places or hidden in the narrow streets. Those were so beautiful too. Every time I saw a little place that sold plants I would stop to admire their artful little plants. The perfect places for a plant lover like me. Oh, how I miss Japan!   Kaikkihan kyllä tietää, että Japani on täynnä taivaallisia puutarhoja! Mutta miä halusin siellä ollessani tietää, mistä ihmiset siellä ostavat kasvinsa? Se tieto oli jonkin aikaa …