The four-hectare area of Hatanpää Arboretum contains over 500 plant species, a rock garden, a wonderful rose ... More
The four-hectare area of Hatanpää Arboretum contains over 500 plant species, a rock garden, a wonderful rose garden, the magnificent Hatanpää Manor and the charming Villa Idman. The park is extremely popular, and for a good reasons. It is a perfect place for a picnic on a sunny afternoon. Benches and tables are provided for those who come equipped with a picnic basket. The arboretum is a botanical garden, so those horticulturally inclined will find information boards with each plant's name and exact location. Most of the plants in the Arboretum are indigenous to the Tampere area, but there are also more exotic and rare species. The rose garden grows on the spot where the Hatanpää Manor orchard used to be (there are still some remnants, mainly plum and apple trees). Most of the rose species blossom between late July and the end of September. In the small cafe next to the rose garden you can buy refreshments and just sit back and enjoy the scenery.
The name Hatanpää is one of the oldest in the Tampere area, and the village of Hatanpää, consisting then of
three houses, is mentioned already in the oldest preserved land register from the year 1540. In 1698 the houses ...