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.
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.
Wellness activities (massage, etc.)
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
Special target groups
smoking restricted or prohibited
Pets allowed if agreed upon
A part-time farm
Working according to IFOAM-principlesHorticulture, Fruticulture