Tree of Life opened to the public

The Tree of Life was opened at the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden on Finnish Nature Day (17 June 2017). The tree, composed of plant plots, makes the evolution of plants easy to follow. The tree branches out much like a canopy, leading and guiding the visitor across the evolutionary history of plants.

Published on 12 June 2017, Photo: Laura Sandholm

The botanic garden was established in the latter half of the 19th century. Over the century, weeds had gained ground and the irrigation system no longer met modern requirements, while the classification of plants had also changed. It was time to bring the genealogy of plants up to date.

You can view photos from the opening ceremony in the picture gallery of the annual report.

The Tree of Life at the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

2:09 Published on 27 August 2018

Come and climb the branches of the Tree of Life to embark on a 400-million-year journey of plant evolution from the dawn of time to the modern day!