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  4. Henrikin Puutarha

Henrikin Puutarha

Location and atmosphere

Henrik's Garden, located in the Ekenäs archipelago, is a small organic demonstration and market garden featuring a wide variety of vegetables, perennials, fruit trees, berry bushes and annual flowers. A large portion of the plants are old traditional varieties. Vegetables and annuals are sold at the garden, and during summer Saturdays also at the Sommarö village public market. The owner has worked as a Master Gardener in the USA for over 10 years before moving back to Finland. He has also hosted gardening shows on Finnish television.


Visitors are lodged in Niilo's cabin next to the park-like garden. The small, modest cabin has a traditional main room with a cooking and dining area, a bunk bed for two people and a shower. An extra cot can be provided. The toilet is an outhouse. The price includes one free dinner per visit, made from the garden's produce and other organic and local products. Local fish, fish products, bread and eggs can be purchased nearby. Visitors' pets are allowed only upon agreement to make sure that our cat and horse stay happy. Smoking is prohibited both indoors and outdoors. Visitors traveling without a car get a 5€ discount off the first night.

Surroundings and activities

The garden site is situated in a landscape with sea shores (500 m away), hilly forests, meadows, forest ponds and small fields, and the environment is ideal for outings year-round. A small country store 1 km away. Guided tours of the garden and the environment can be arranged, and visitors are welcome to help out in the garden. Ekenäs National Park, with guided tours available, is 3 km away by boat. Bicycles and canoes can be rented nearby, and a riding stable is 3 km away (prearrangements necessary). A traditional outdoor dance is held at Sommarö village on the last Saturday of August. The Ekenäs Fair is held around September 20th.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

German, Finnish, Swedish, English


Number of persons2Number of rooms1Price double room per night€ 50 per room

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons2Number of holiday units1Please bring your own towelsPrices on request


Sales of own produceDinner


Wellness activities (massage, etc.)

Sauna/Turkish bath

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails




Special target groups

smoking restricted or prohibited

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Farm production

A part-time farm

Working according to IFOAM-principles

Horticulture, Fruticulture

Route description

Nearest cityEkenäs (Tammisaari)Nearest villageSommarö