Friday, July 13, 2012

The Genius of the place invites the Goddess of Botany

Today I went with the daughters to Kumpula Botanic Garden, near University of Helsinki campus. It was a nice cool but sunny day, perfect for walking in the garden, but there were not many visitors.

The info page for the garden says "walk around the world in 60 minutes", and that was indeed possible because different continents (or countries such as Japan) were represented by parts of the garden.

The children enjoyed the walk quite a lot, and of course the ice cream we had afterwards at the cafe was additional motivation.

(Posting title is from The Botanic Garden, “The Economy of Vegetation”: Canto I by Erasmus Darwin.)

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